2003 Award winner : Mia Gaudin (Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland) – harriet

Finalist : Catherine Palmer (Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland) – The Hearts on the Vines

Finalist : David Seaman (Taradale High School, Napier) – Wrapped in logic

Finalist : Sienna Smale-Jackson (Otago Girls’ High School, Dunedin) – Eugene

Finalist : Meg Waghorn (Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Christchurch) – The Little Heart

Finalist : Joanna Wang (Pakuranga College, Auckland) – Family bonding at 4am