Nature Writing Winners



Thank you all for your entries into the Write On School For Young Writers Nature Writing competition for Issue 59. We loved the variety of the entries and all of the different ways you engaged us with the natural world. We read about special places, bugs, bees, birds, mushrooms, maggots and so much more.


Congratulations to those of you that won or were Highly Commended. For those of you who weren't successful this time, please remember that no writing is ever wasted. Something in your entry may form the basis for something new in the future. All writers can take inspiration from their past work. We look forward to hearing from you again, either with a competition entry or a piece for inclusion in the magazine.


The winning pieces will appear in Write On Issue 59 launched on Dec 7th 2022



Winners Year 4- 6

Butterfly Creek by Yarrow-Mae B, Island Bay School

Morning Dancer by Macy B, Te Kura o Huriawa Thorrington

Highly Commended: Amelia W, Fendalton Open Air School; Charlie C, Sumner Primary School; Emily H, Te Kura o Huriawa Thorrington; Lily , Te Kura o Huriawa Thorrington; Malou G, Island Bay School



Winners Year 7&8

The Wind, the Rain and the Sparrow by Alina C, St Kentigern Girls’ School Rain, Rain, Go Away by Elea C , Cheviot Area School

Highly Commended: Emerson W, Beaconsfield School; Kara , Saint Kentigern Girls’ School; Khloe S, Maruia School; Maya W, Maruia School



Winners Year 9&10

Lead to fear by Cain C, Southern Health School Life in Death’s cottage by Yaxin Z, Cashmere High School

Highly Commended: Alana J, Homeschool; Emma-Grace Y, Hillview Christian School; Jack A, Southern Health School; Poppy B, Southern Health School