Yr 10 pupil wins writing contest
Matamata College’s Talia Parker, 15, loves writing.
After picking a topic for a piece of no longer than 1500 words, the student won the middle division of a scenario writing competition at the national finals of the NZ Future Problem Solving Programme.
The year 10 student said writing was definitely for her.
‘‘It’s probably my favourite thing we learn at school,’’ she said.
The teenager had to first pick from a range of topics.
What she wrote about would daunt even the most experienced of writers; that, in her opinion, objectification of women would decline over time.
She entered the competition last year and came third.
This year she drew on skills learnt about creative writing.
Parker said she will aim to continue entering more of these creative writing competitions and encourages other young writers to also enter them.
She had written her scenario in term one but the prizegiving was held in Auckland earlier this month.
Thanks to winning the national competition, her scenario will be entered into the international competition.
She will find out year how she fared.