Previous Winners

Elsie Locke Writing Prize Winners

2017‘The Moa’  by Lucy Buchanan, Matamata Intermediate School
image of a maori girl sitting on a rock, looking behind her at a moa.
The Moa

‘The Moa’ was published in the November 2017 Level 4 School Journal. Text and illustrations copyright © Crown.

2016 ‘Mirror Image’  by Julia Randerson, Ridgway School, Wellington
Illustration of two girls, one black, one white in front of a protest. Signs in the backgound say end apartheid for good.
Mirror Image

‘Mirror Image’ was published in the October 2016 Level 4 School Journal. Text and illustrations copyright © Crown.


2015 ‘Mr Archibald’  by Oliver McLean, Arrowtown School, Arrowtown
Illustration of a boy looking down as he wals away from a male storekeeper holidng a broom and wearing a brown apron.
Mr Archibald

‘Mr Archibald’ will be published in the School Journal Series later this year. Text and illustrations copyright © Crown.

2014 ‘Close To The Edge’  by Cecile Kruger, Stirling Primary School, Stirling, South Otago
Close-To-The-Edge
Close To The Edge

‘Close To The Edge’ was published in the School Journal Series. Text and illustrations copyright © Crown.

2012 ‘Past, Present, and Future’  by Charlotte Williams, Ross Intermediate School, Palmerston North
Past-Present-Future
Past, Present, and Future
‘Past, Present, and Future’ was first published in the School Journal Series by Learning Media Limited for the Ministry of Education. Copyright © Charlotte Williams 2012
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2011 ‘Too Close To The Wind’  by Cate Hensen, Cardinal McKeefry School, Wellington
Too Close To The Wind
‘Too Close To The Wind’ was first published in the School Journal Series by Learning Media Limited for the Ministry of Education. Copyright © Cate Hensen 2011
2010 ‘The Half Crown’ by Claudia Murray, Renwick School, Marlborough
The Half Crown
The Half Crown’ was first published in the School Journal Series by Learning Media Limited for the Ministry of Education. Copyright © Claudia Murray 2010.
 
2009 ‘War Games’  By Cileme Aroha Venkateswar, Ross Intermediate School, Palmerston North
War Games
War Games
‘War Games’ was first published in the School Journal Series by Learning Media Limited for the Ministry of Education. Copyright © Cileme Aroha Venkateswar 2009

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