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2020 past winners

Overall (People’s Choice Award) Winner 2020

Gurvir Badwal

from Randwick Park School.

Top 10 projects 2020

Lilly Hulse

(Year 7) from Springbank School.


Evie Trotter

(Year 7) from Springbank School.


Harmann Mahey

(Year 8) from Mission Heights Junior College.


“I have made this artwork reflecting the message of “E mate ana a Papatuanuku” which means “Mother Earth is dying”. The art is incorporating the body of a lady (Mother Earth) and the many amazing features of Earth and New Zealand relating to the Maori culture crying because of the damage we have done to Earth; eg the fantail is whispering whilst sitting on a twig with no leaves, giving awareness to others that his home is in the urge of dying. Another example is the taniwha, getting fierce and aggressive due to the disturbance to the sea eg sea levels rising and pollution in oceans. The sun is also demostrating an impact of concern and worrisome upon the looking from above at Mother Earth.”

Charmy Goswami

(Year 8) from Mission Heights Junior College.

Read Charmy’s speech on Animal Rights – click here.

Emily Lawton

(Year 6) from St Patrick’s Taupo.

Emily decided to fundraise for SAFE. She loves baking and her dog Daisy and decided to bake dog treats. She then asked people to buy them for a gold coin donation.


Gurvir Badwal

(Year 8) from Randwick Park School.

Gurvir has written a poem about Animal Rights. Read the poem here.

Libby Sheleg

(year 8) from Northcross Intermediate School.

Libby designed a mobile app for households to waste less food and raise awareness of the planet and animal welfare. Read about her app here.

Dion and Blake Hambrook

(Year 4) from Pinehill Primary School.


A project board on preventing animals from going extinct because people want their skin, horns or shells.

Zoe Clements

(Year 10) from Albany Junior High School.


Angus Wang

(Year 4) from Smart & Aff Art Studio.


Runner-up projects 2020

Sylvia Yang

(Year 5) from Smart & Aff Art Studio.


Troy Luo

(Year 4) from Smart & Aff Art Studio.


Oshadha Perera

(Year 10) from Southland Boys’ High School.

To read the essay, click here.

Ashpreet Kaur

(Year 8) from Randwick Park School.


Pierah Kohli

(Year 4) from Ellerslie School.

Read Pierah's poem.

Josiah Yoong

(Year 8) from Mission Heights Junior College.

Josiah has written a Vegan Haiku.

Hana Lomberg

(year 3) Homeschool.


Mishika Chowla

(Year 4) from Papatoetoe Central School.


Ahmed Ismain

(Year 6) from Avondale Primary School.


Rachel Lawton

(Year 3) from St. Patricks Taupo.


Sienna & Isabella

(Year 5) from Sunnyhills.

Check their slideshow about the apes.