Competition Winners

Congratulations to all of the writers who entered.
We loved reading pieces written in so many different voices. 
The winning monologues are published in Write On Issue 54: Voices.
Year 4 - 6 winners
Angel Star H, Homeschool
Seth M, Heathcote Valley School
Year 7 & 8 winners
Milly P, South New Brighton School
Rosie D, Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto
Year 9 & 10 winners
Chloe M-C, Papanui High School
Adriana H, Homeschool



for Issue 55: What Year is It? 

It’s barely halfway through, and we’ve had enough of 2020 already!

So your challenge is to write a story of up to 400 words set in ANY OTHER YEAR, could be 2019, 5 B.C, or 3020! The trick will be to land us right in the middle of the most important part of the story - don’t use up all your words on the time travel aspect - we want to read about being there NOT getting there!

DEADLINE: Friday 23rd OCT 2020

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.


Clara Cairns, St Albans Primary School


Sofia L, St Heliers School

Oscar A, Heathcote School

Lilly P, Te Kura o Huriawa Thorrington

Solomon P, Arrowtown School

Milla P, Heathcote Valley School

Ellie J, Hauraki Primary School

Zena C-M,  St Albans Primary

Cleo  J, Hauraki Primary School



Xanthe S, Waimea Intermediate




Alex G, Arrowtown School

Mariska B, Rolleston Primary School

Aster D, Oakura School

Grace H, Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto

Lincoln L, South New Brighton

Sophia G, Mt Pleasant School



Minka B, Western Springs College



Lukas O, Homeschool

Zoe C, Havelock North High School

Bianca R, Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School

Zoe B, Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School

Lucy S, St Margaret's College


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. ( see 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 ( 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.

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

  • If you are selected as a winner we may make small edits prior to publication. We will send these to you for final approval. 

Closing date: October 23, 2020


Winning entries will be published in Write On, Issue 55: Time Travel, December 2020. Winners will be contacted early November 2020.


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