Congratulations to our Winning Entries

1st – Elisa Prattley
Howick College

“This is a poem of what music means to me.”

2nd – Elaine Zhang
Kristin School

” This video depicts, through snapshot scenes of my life, how music is the thread that binds my experiences together ”

3rd – Layla Woodland
St Cuthbert’s College
Poetry – Drop the Diamond

” Drop the diamond is a poem enlightening the audience about how music is within all of us and shapes our personal world shown through the extended metaphor of “dropping the diamond” on a vinyl record beginning our musical journey through our lives ”

Highly Commended – Anabel Wu
Epsom Girls Grammar School

” It’s a common experience for east Asian kids to be encouraged to play instruments when they’re younger – I associate playing the piano strongly with my childhood. I used a music box to convey feelings of nostalgia and how music can trigger vivid memories and emotions.”

Highly Commended – Bridget Kirton
Epsom Girls grammar School

” Music has a direct influence on people, it provides the ability to control an environment, a blanket between someone and the world. Music fills out the spaces in your mind where thoughts can start to fester. The tone of a song can influence emotion and provide it a channel. This is what I wanted to represent in this painting “

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust (KEECT) supports the promotion, advancement and encouragement of women within education, whether it be for research and professional activities, or for artistic and creative activities. The KEECT is one of the biggest supporters of women’s tertiary education in New Zealand, providing financial assistance of approximately $600,000 to over 100 women annually. Funding primarily comes from the proceeds from Academic Dress Hire, as well as generous private individuals and partner sponsors.


For further information, please contact:

Nina Tomaszyk | General Manager | Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust

Phone: 09-358-1044 | Email: