2008 – Best Poem Winner: Manon Revuelta (Epsom Girls Grammar School) – Flossan and Jetsam
2008 – Best Lyric Winner: Sonya Clark (Karamu High School) – Mrs. Potts
Best Poem Runner-up : Claire Sorrenson (Takapuna Grammar School) – Fooling around
Best Poem Finalist : Finn Teppett (Wellington College) – If, only.
Best Poem Finalist : Nalin Samountry (Tamatea High School) – The Parameters of Refugeeism and Flight
Best Poem Finalist : Ish Doney (St Andrews College) – The World Instead
Best Poem Finalist : Carlos Carbonatto-Bowkett (Wellington College) – Purple
Best Lyric Finalist : Saxon Adams (St Andrews College) – Downtown Bazaar
Best Lyric Finalist : Cara Chimirri (Rangi Ruru Girls’ School)
Best Lyric Finalist : Jimmy Garden (Wellington College) – All you can eat
Best Lyric Finalist : Taylor Hughson (Wellington College) – Molly
Best Lyric Finalist : Jennifer Yeh (St Cuthbert’s College) – A pinker shade of blue
Commended entrants: Poem category In addition to the finalists, seven entries were commended by the judge of this year’s Best Poem category. Read their names here.