Budding rappers will have the chance to be mentored by successful New Zealand artists like Scribe.
Artist Ladi6, writer Oscar Kightley and poet Hinemoana Baker have also put their hand up to mentor aspiring song and story writers and poets as part of this year's Scribe With Us competition.
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Entrants have been asked put pen to paper about the harm caused by gambling.
Scribe and Ladi6 will run a recording workshop to coach the song and rap finalists and all entries will then be judged by the public through online voting.
Scribe, who started the competition for the Choice Not Chance campaign, has worked to highlight his own story about losing money and important relationships from playing the pokies.
“Harmful gambling can become a horrible addiction, which I have experienced first-hand. I don’t want other people to make the same mistakes I did, which is why this competition means so much to me.”
The competition has kicked off with winners in each category announced in early September.
Choice Not Chance campaign manager Hannah Booth said gambling was meant to be fun and social, but could be very destructive, destroying families and ruining lives.
"Some people can spend $20 a week without causing any harm while their neighbours may struggle to put food on the table if they gamble that much a week."
For more information about the competition visit scribewithus.org.nz.