Winning Memoir!


Thank you to everyone who shared their memories in our Write On Keep It Real 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 here on our blog.

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


Congratulations to all of these young writers and to everyone who took the time to write about a significant memory.


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