2020 Competition results

Congratulations to all prizewinners, and hearty thanks to all those who entered this year’s Smart Alex creative writing competition!

[Drum roll] And the winners are:

       Smart Alex 2020                  Years 9-10

    1. Alexandra (Sasha) Anisimova, “April 26th 2021“, Wellington Girls’ College:   $600
    2. Max Fale,  “Perspective”,  St Patrick’s College Silverstream:   $300

        Smart Alex 2020                  Years 11-13

  1. Hunter Haynes,   “The potential wasteland”, Westlake Boys High School:    $800
  2. Julia Lockerd, “Kauri Gum Corpse”,   Wellington Girls’ College:        $400

School library prize: Francis Douglas Memorial School (most entries from a school): $100

Highly Commended:             Years 9-10        ($50 each)

Trinity Anderson, “Journal entry 398”, Whangarei Girls’ High School

Jack Campbell, “The Stuff Up”, Francis Douglas Memorial School

Aston Dow, “Waiting”, Rotorua Lakes High School

Samuel Leitch, “Summer”, St Patrick’s College Silverstream

Oshadha Perera, “Evaporating stars”, Southland Boys’ High School

Saphra Peterson, “Cursed raven”, Home schooled

Hannah Zhang, “Flower Buds”, Westlake Girls High School

Highly Commended:             Years 11-13      ($50 each)

Raisa Chugh, “Friction”, Epsom Girls Grammar School

Susie Ji, “Wandering Soul”, Takapuna Grammar School

Jennifer Lau, “Half-half”, Epsom Girls Grammar School

Kowhai Mokaraka, “Hamlet Revised”, Avondale College

Matt Sellwood, “Tuna Roa and the tīrou”, Wellington College

Helen Thai, “Transparency”, Aorere College, Papatoetoe

To read the prizewinning entries:

Winning entries Y9-10

Winning entries Y11-13