This competition finished on February 28 and the winners were notified on April 30. Each first place category winner received an Apple iPad as well as mentoring time with a leading New Zealand writer, Tessa Duder for the short story categories and Mike Johnson for the poetry category. Second place and third places also receive valuable mentoring time.
Short Story (15 - 20 years of age) category
1st place - Timothy McGiven: The Grey Man
2nd place - Chantel Strydom: Meeting Kurt
3rd place - Jack Medland-Slater: The MemTech Trust
Highly commended - Ben Wilson: Living Assistance
Highly commended - Su Young Lee: For Mother
Short Story (21 years and over) category
1st place - Kate Duggan: Undercoat
2nd place - Emma Goodier: Last Summer
3rd place - Collin Minnaar: The Rules of Shooting
Highly commended - Richard Anderson: Te Hokinga Mai (The Return)
Highly commended - Emma Jean Kelly: Naming Rights
Poetry (open 15 years and over) category
1st place - Lance Pearce: Summer Dream
2nd place - Christel Jeffs: After Saying Love
3rd place - Heidi North-Bailey: That Girl
Highly commended - Karla Akuhata: Ake ake
Highly commended - Kirsten Corrigan: Shadows from a TV room
AUT's fourth annual creative writing competition
This was AUT’s fourth annual creative writing competition, which opened 31 October 2012 and closed midnight 28 February, 2013.
There were three categories in the competition:
Only open to unpublished writers
All entrants must be unpublished writers only. An unpublished writer is one who has not had a fiction work appear in trade book format. This means that the writer has not had fiction work appear in book format available for sale to the general public.