Lo and behold... 'What year is it?' story competition winners announced.


Congratulations to everyone who entered our story competition. You made the job very hard for our judges with such well written and clever stories.


Winners will be published in Write On Issue 55: Time Travel launched in December.


We will publish some of the stories from the Highly Commended writers on our blog over the next month.


A special thanks to all of the teachers and parents who supported their young writers in this challenge.





Winners Year 4-6

October 15th, 1793 Evie R, St Albans School

Escaping Spartacus Sophie G, Arrowtown Primary School


Highly Commended Year 4-6

Chilled to the Bone Esther P, Mt Pleasant School

Jurassic World Ashlee M, Hurunui College

Rebellion on the High C Oscar P, Mt Pleasant School


Winners Year 7&8

9/11 Attack Hannah M, Hillmorton High School

The beginning Joe G, Cobham Intermediate


Year 7&8 Highly Commended

The Dinosaur Photo Bushra T, Te Atatū Intermediate

It’s a long story... Esther W, Greytown School

28/11/1979 Indigo T, Whakatane Intermediate School

Rat, Saw and Limb Josh A, Cobham Intermediate


Winners Year 9&10

Bessie Tessa M, Avonside Girls’ High School

The Dropping Of The Sun Olivia N, St Mary’s College, Wellington


Year 9&10 Highly Commended

Vive La Revolution: Paris, June 5th 1832 Arjuna S Hillmorton High School

Disappearance Arrochar V, Otago Girls' High School

Recovered Aysha Y, Avonside Girls' High School

Blessed Jemima J, Avonside Girls' High School