Archive for Author: Suse Lawrence


2022 IWA Winners

2022 Telling Stories, Trailblazers and Torchbearers Year 7 & 8 Division First Place Scarlett Baker, Palmerston North Intermediate School, for her entry Grace Tame. Scarlett’s essay can be read here. Second Place Lola Porter, Waitakere Primary School, for her...

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2021 IWA Winners

Phenomenal standard of writing again this year. The 2021 topic, You, Me and the Media cast a wide net for our writers. Submissions ranged from social media to classic literature, historical mediums to futuristic, traditional journalism to gonzo, the...

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The 2020 IWA Winners

First Place Year 7 & 8 Division N. Weston, Remuera Intermediate School, Auckland N Weston,author of the IWA 2020 Winning Essay,‘Frank William Weston,’pictured with the Author and School Trophies, First Place Certificate and the $750 Prize Money. ‘Frank William...

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The 2019 IWA Winners

First Place Winner: Charlotte Prebble, Wā Ora Montessori School, Lower Hutt Comments from the Judging Panel Rebecca Emery: “A stand out essay written with feeling and fervor and with a deep understanding of Te Ao Māori. The effortless joining...

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The 2018 IWA Winners

First Place Winner: Caitlin Ryan Essay title: Superheroes and Barbies (PDF link) School: Greytown School, South Wairarapa. Caitlin pictured (right) with her teacher, Alex Southall (left), holding the Author and School Trophies respectively. Summary: Caitlin’s essay, “Superheroes and Barbies”...

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