Elsie Locke Writing Competition for Students in Y7–8

Student competitions and scholarships

Posted: 23 April 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA79k

The Elsie Locke writing competition for 2020 is now open. The theme is ‘Life as a new New Zealander’.

For the entry form, criteria, and teaching notes, go to,, or check the news section on

The competition is open to students in Y7–8. The winner receives $250, a certificate, and their story is published in the School Journal. Since 2009, thousands of students have participated. Support your students to take part, too!

Competition closes Friday 10 July.

Further information

Contact: Jo Elliott

 (04) 384 3954