Announcing the winners of the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook Student Poetry Competition 2019


To celebrate National Poetry Day 2019 we are thrilled to announce the winners of the Poetry New Zealand Student Poetry Competition 2019, judged by Yearbook 2020 editor Johanna Emeney.


First prize, Year 11: Poppy Hayward — ABCDEFGHIJLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Second prize, Year 11: Holly Willis — Hold

Third prize, Year 11: Lucy Barge — he breaks faultlines


First prize (equal), Year 12: E Wen Wong — Boston Building Blocks

First prize (equal), Year 12: Annabelle Fenn — October

Third prize, Year 12: Cadence Chung — These bodies do not hold us


First prize, Year 13: Phoebe Robertson — She is . . .

Second prize, Year 13: Bella Sexton — The bus trip

Third prize, Year 13: Phoebe Robertson — Kiwi attitude.


Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who entered. You can read all the winning entries here, and the first prize winners will be published in Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2020, releasing in March next year.