My Place Poem 


This competition is now closed.

We received over many wonderful entries from around the country.

Winners will be notified shortly and will be announced and published in Write On 53.

Details for our next competition will be up soon!

YEARS 4-6 Two winners will receive a

$20 Scorpio Books voucher

YEARS 7-8 Two winners will receive a

$30 Scorpio Books voucher

YEARS 9-10 Two winners will receive a

$50 Scorpio Books voucher

Submission and payment details below.

Many thanks to Scorpio Books for their generosity in assisting with the prizes for this competition.

Write On - Competition Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions


Please read the, competition guidelines, terms and conditions below.


  • All submissions must be via this online form. 


  • Please take a moment to check your poem- is it your very best work?

  • Ask a teacher or parent to read it over and give you some feedback.

  • Please format your work in size 12, Times New Roman, black.

  • No pictures or illustrations please - let your wonderful writing create the pictures.

  • Please make sure the title of your entry is at the top of your page.

  • All entries will be judged blind, so please do not include your name or school on your entry.

  • Work can be entered as .doc or .pdf files only.

  • Please make sure you pay your entry fee - $5.00 per individual entry, or $25.00 for each six entries from a school.

  • No simultaneous submissions - please don’t send your story to another publication or competition until after May 30 2020.

How to Pay

Please use your own online bank system to make a direct credit payment to our Bank Account : The School for Young Writers  03 1704 0036137 000

Code: Your surname (individuals) or your school’s name ( groups)


Closing date: May 2020


Winning entries will be published in Write On, Issue 54, July 2020. Winners will be contacted early June 2020.


No correspondence will be entered in to. The judges’ decision is final.


The Mystery Competition Winners!

Congratulations to all of the winners in last competition. The winning stories are published in Write On Issue 52: Magic and Mystery

Year 4-6 Winners: Annabel Stokes, Thorrington School and Lilah Hughes, Thorrington School


Highly Commended: Eve Hughes, Thorrington School; Ruby France, Pukehāmoamoa School; Sofie Perkinson, Hauraki School;  Regina Cao, Hauraki School; Louie Moffat, Big Rock Primary

Year 7-8 Winners: Lukas Obele, Home School and Kayleigh Hooper, Royal Road School


Highly Commended: Amor Budiyanto, Christchurch South Intermediate; Max Graham, Beckenham te Kura o Pūroto

Lucy Smith, Christchurch South Intermediate School; Florence Gerard, Beckenham te Kura o Pūroto; Alice McPike, Arrowtown School; Rosie Gowan, Ross Intermediate; Elsie Duncan, Tai Tapu School; Lucy Martin,Cashmere Primary; Jared Long, Arrowtown School; Rosie Percy, Summit Point School

Year 9-10 Winners: Tallullah Costa, Queen's High School, Dunedin and Sarah-Kate Simons, Home School


Highly Commended: Shima Jack, Logan Park High School ; Chloe Gray, Queen’s High School, Dunedin and Lydia Butler, Queen’s High School, Dunedin.