- Lauren Brazier of Paraparaumu College: 'A Pair of Feet'
- Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle of Western Springs College: 'Unframed'
- Cara Chimirri of Rangi Ruru Girls' School: 'Passage Over Water'
- Sonya Clark of Karamu High School: 'Mrs. Potts'
- Toni Duder of Epsom Girls Grammar School: 'Stolen'
- Genevieve Fowler of Christchurch Girls' High School: 'Insomnia'
- Jimmy Garden of Wellington College: 'All you can eat'
- Alisha Lewis of Epsom Girls Grammar School: 'Traces'
- Amber Watson of Aparima College: 'Instruments of Cliquedom'
- Jennifer Yeh of St Cuthbert's College: 'A pinker shade of blue'
'Mrs Potts' by Sonya Clark also won the Best Lyric prize.
'Passage Over Water' by Cara Chimirri; 'All You Can Eat' by Jimmy Garden; and 'A pinker shade of blue' by Jennifer Yeh were also finalists in the Best Lyric category.