Ngārimu video competition

The 2019 Ngārimu video competition is an opportunity for your local kura to take a deeper look at the deeds of the Māori battalion.

The Ngārimu video competition details

While it's open to anyone, this competition is aimed at Māori students in years 7-13.

Your entry should be in the form of a short video that's 3 to 5 minutes long.

Video competition themes

The competition is an opportunity for your local kura to take a deeper look at the deeds of the Māori battalion.

Māori are renowned for their storytelling and this is an opportunity for your kura to practice storytelling, research and learn about Māori battalion history.

The characters in the Māori battalion were as diverse as their stories.

Are there stories from your rohe that we don’t know about and should know? Are there stories you would like to share or research more as a rōpū?

Research for this year’s Video Competition Kaupapa/topics is not limited to WW2. WW1 research material and information is also relevant for the competition.

Choose from one of these options

  1. Choose a Tīpuna or member of the Māori battalion preferably from your rohe because you might need permission from the family to share this person’s story or stories. Tell us a story (or a few) about this person. Was this person; famous, funny, witty, clever, mischievous, a leader, heroic, a spy, a gunner, infantry, an officer, a medic, a nurse, intelligence officer, engineer, a story teller themselves? What makes this person a character and/or a Taonga to you or your whanau, your kura or community? 
  2. Chose a Battalion unit or event that added to the Battalion’s reputation as formidable soldiers. Why is this unit or event important to your rohe? How did it contribute to the battalions reputation? 
  3. Explore and analyse the 28 MB war effort from a contemporary view, to be critical in your thinking about the price of citizenship. Contemplate the lessons of this history in a contemporary context. Why did your rohe support or not support the war effort?

The story should evoke emotion and highlight your storytelling abilities — your stories could be humorous, sad or academically informative.

The video could draw on the characteristics of the Māori battalion, Māori leadership, ingenuity, resourcefulness, bravery, etc. Some of the local stories remain alive and well in the community, but will more likely reside with the elders of your communities.

You can submit your project as an individual, as a team, as a school or kura.

Involving the community is part of team building (manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, tuakana  teina, tiakitanga, me etahi atu).

Opening and closing dates

The competition opens on Monday 8 April and closes on Friday 26 July.

Winners will be communicated in time for the end of year school prize giving.

Entries

To enter the competition, complete the following forms and email them to us. Include a YouTube link to your video.

Email: ngarimu.scholarship@education.govt.nz

Judging

Criteria the judges will focus on are:

  • ability to tell the story (how can the viewer get a sense of the Battalion member or unit being researched)
  • ability to evoke an emotional response
  • entertaining or thought-provoking
  • original artistic flair.

English/bilingual and Te Reo Māori streams

There are 2 prize streams  English/bilingual and Te Reo Māori. Competitors are allowed to enter both categories by developing products and then submitting different language versions.  

Prizes for students and their schools

Prizes

To student

To school

Total

Entries in Māori

1st

$2200

$950

$3150

2nd

$1500

$450

$1950

3rd

$750

$225

$975

Entries in English or bilingual

1st

$2200

$950

$3150

2nd

$1500

$450

$1950

3rd

$750

$225

$975

Resources

Teachers, schools and kura may want to include learning opportunities about the 28th (Māori) Battalion in their curriculum planning for Term 2, 2019.

Information and materials to assist with this can be found at the 28th (Māori) battalion website. You can also find out about 2 waiata and 2 haka that have an association with the Māori Battalion on the Kia Mau resource on the Te Kete Ipurangi website.

28th (Māori) Battalion website (external link)

Kia Mau — Te Kete Ipurangi website (external link)  

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