• Lauren Brazier of Paraparaumu College: 'A Pair of Feet'
  • Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle of Western Springs College: 'Unframed'
  • Cara Chimirri of Rangi Ruru Girls' School: 'Passage Over Water'
  • Sonya Clark of Karamu High School: 'Mrs. Potts'
  • Toni Duder of Epsom Girls Grammar School: 'Stolen'
  • Genevieve Fowler of Christchurch Girls' High School: 'Insomnia'
  • Jimmy Garden of Wellington College: 'All you can eat'
  • Alisha Lewis of Epsom Girls Grammar School: 'Traces'
  • Amber Watson of Aparima College: 'Instruments of Cliquedom'
  • Jennifer Yeh of St Cuthbert's College: 'A pinker shade of blue'

'Mrs Potts' by Sonya Clark also won the Best Lyric prize.

'Passage Over Water' by Cara Chimirri; 'All You Can Eat' by Jimmy Garden; and 'A pinker shade of blue' by Jennifer Yeh were also finalists in the Best Lyric category.