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Competition Details……

Submit your writing, whether that be a short story or a poem to the Extra! editor for your chance to win a medal, certificate, voucher and a goody bag!

Your classroom will also have the opportunity to be printed in the last issue of Extra! The Legendary Issue: Myths and Legends printed on November 12!

There are three categories

  • Years 5&6

  • Years 7&8

  • Years 9&10

The theme is open so get writing and make sure you get your submissions in before Friday 27 September, 2019!!

Send your writing into the friendly team by emailing us at!

Terms and Conditions

  • All entries will be the property of Extra! And the Otago Daily Times, so will not be returned to the entrant.  

  • The student’s name and age and teacher’s name will need to be entered with the writing.

  • Submission of writing indicates that the entrant agrees to the terms and conditions.

  • Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • The competition closes 5pm Friday September 27, 2019.

  • Winners will be contacted by their school and printed in the final issue of Extra! for 2019, The Legendary Issue: Myths and Legends.