Young Authors Challenge

Announcing the 2021 Young Authors Challenge Competition Winners

This year, as part of our Schools Programme Hōtaka Kura, we launched the inaugural Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge. Thank you to all the students for their creativity, effort and mahi, and also to teachers, parents and schools for providing support.


PRIMARY AGE CATEGORY

WINNER
Rosa Swann (Gladstone Primary): Amber Clyde

FINALISTS
Alicia Wood (Oratia District School): Fran
Duaa Amar (Freyberg Community School): Ustada Sufia
Katelyn Metoyer (Riverina School): My Nanny

AWARD OF RECOGNITION
Nicole Bao (Tirimoana Primary School): My Violin Teacher

INTERMEDIATE AGE CATEGORY

WINNER
Lucy Martin (Northcote Intermediate): The Rock Under the Pohutukawa Tree

FINALISTS
Emma Holland (Northcote Intermediate): My Rock
Joanne Chen (Howick Intermediate School): My Grandma
Rylee Barrett (Howick Intermediate School): Freed

AWARD OF RECOGNITION
Ethan Wood (Remuera Intermediate): The Inspiring One


HIGH SCHOOL AGE CATEGORY

WINNER
Divya Karippail (Green Bay High School): Parul Juneja

FINALISTS
Jemma Schnell (Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School): A Dream To Fly
Lukas Maher (Saint Kentigern College): The Boy who needed a Hero
Maia Rout (Rosehill College): The Mika Family
Sophie Zaadstra (Howick College): A Once in a Lifetime Type of Person


Read the stories from our 2021 finalists and winners here.

Category winners each receive a $500 cash prize and books valued at $250.
Their school will also receive a $1,000 cash prize and books valued at $1,000.

Email youngauthorschallenge@barfoot.co.nz to register your interest for 2022.