In 2018, our Smart Alex creative writing competition for school pupils received more than 200 entries in the two categories, Yr 9–10 and Yr 11–13. The results were:
In the Yr 11–13 category, the 2018 winner was:
CHARLOTTE BOYLE of Cashmere High School, Christchurch (“Crotchety crochet”).
LIA HORSLEY of Hastings Girls High School, Hastings (“Bȃc sī”).
In the Yr 9–10 category, the 2018 winner was:
KRISTEN ROXBURGH of Selwyn College, Auckland (“Right side up”).
EARINA SAVINELLI of Whakatane High School, Whakatane (“The Haircut”).