New Poetry Competition

 Food for Thought Poem

Write a poem about kai. It could be growing it, preparing it, eating it, sharing it. Give your poem flavour and texture. 


Terms and Conditions below


Years 4-6 - Two winners  $20 Scorpio Books Voucher

Years 7-8 - Two winners  $30 Scorpio Books Voucher

Years 9-10 - Two winners $50 Scorpio Books Voucher


Many thanks to Scorpio Books for assisting with 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 our online form using the ENTER NOW button above.

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

  • Word limit. Your poem can be as short or as long as it needs to be. If it is more than 24 lines we may suggest edits so we can fit it on the page. 

  • 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. This goes towards paying the judges and some of the prize money. We are a charitable organisation. 

  • No simultaneous submissions - please don’t send your poem to another publication or competition until after June 20, 2022

  • If you are selected as a winner we may make small edits prior to publication. 

Closing date: Friday May 13th


Winning entries will be published in Write On: Issue 58: Food for Thought, July 2022. Winners will be contacted early June 2022


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