2004 Award winner : Poppy Haynes (Chilton St James School, Lower Hutt) – ‘Had I an intelligent dolphin…’

Finalist : Melissa Chen (Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland) – ‘Reprise’

Finalist : Helen Lyttelton (Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Christchurch) – ‘Cards’

Finalist : Shezani Nasoordeen (Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland) – ‘Gardening for the 21st Century Woman’

Finalist : Meg Ryburn (Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Christchurch) – ‘Monbretia’

Finalist : Arielle Tai (Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland) – ‘Le Ode to Teenage Angst’