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Results: Memoir: Keep It Real

Thank you to everyone who shared their memories in our Write On Memoir Competition. We loved being drawn into your funny, sad, exciting, terrifying and wonderful moments. It was a very hard choice for our judges to select just two winners in each category. 


The winning pieces will be published in Write On Issue 57: Believe it or Not!


Some of the highly commended pieces will appear on our blog Write On Online



Announcing the winners who each receive a Scorpio Book Voucher:


Year 4-6 Winners: Ashlyn Taffs, Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto and Esther Pitts, Mount Pleasant School

Year 7&8 Winners: Ethan Navarro, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu and Emily Howcroft, Carmel College

Year 9&10 Winners: Charlotte Baker, Kristin School and James Dunne, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Highly Commended

Year 4-6 Highly Commended: Bill Kelly, Brooklyn Primary School; Chloe Aish, Elim Christian College; Cooper Taylor- Johnson, Golden Sands School; Josephine Roxburgh,  Upper Moutere School; Leo Schofield, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu; Olivia Schlachter, Elim Christian College; Ritika Joseph, Avonhead Primary School.

Year 7 & 8 Highly Commended: Elise Fitzgerald, Southland Girls High School; Isabella Foster, Carmel College; Katya Atlas, Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto; Madeline Susanto, Carmel College; Marco Cheung, Remuera Intermediate; Oscar Pitts, Mount Pleasant School.

Year 9 & 10 Highly Commended: Charlotte Lawton, Glendowie College; Mikayla Beisly, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu


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?

  • Have you kept at or under the word limit if there is one ( not counting title)?

  • 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 story 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.