• Tabitha Bushell, Yr 12, Auckland Girls' Grammar School: ‘Ink Man''
  • Nic Harty, Yr 12, Karamu High School: 'Stranger'
  • Hunter Douglas, Yr 12, Wellington College: 'Peter Pan'
  • Ish Doney, Yr 12, St Andrews College, Christchurch: 'Make It More Like a Song'
  • Alissa Hacket, Yr 13, Wanganui High School: 'Lullaby for an Insomniac Nation'
  • Grace Thomas, Yr 12, Wellington High School: 'Brief Reality'
  • Arron McLaughlin, Yr 13, Hamilton Boys' High School: 'bridge, river, hands, and'