How to Enter

A step-by-step guide on how to enter

Step 1 

Carefully read through competition rules on the 'Information' page.

Step 2

Open a blank document and write away! Remember, there is a maximum 600 words.

Step 3

Format your document. Please use Arial size 12 font.


At the beginning of your document include your:

  • Full name

  • Age

  • School & Year Level

  • Email

  • Topic 

  • Word count

Have your essay title next in bold, followed by your essay.

Step 4

Export document to a PDF file. Any other forms will not be accepted.

Name your document '[First Name]-[Last name]- NZMHAEC' 

    e.g. 'John-Smith-NZMHAEC'

Step 5

Send your PDF file to!


Title the email ‘[Full name] – New Zealand Mental Health Essay Competition Submission’

    e.g. 'John Smith – New Zealand Mental Health Essay Competition Submission’


All entries must be submitted to by Friday, November 6th, 2020.​ Late entries will not be accepted.
NZ Mental Health Awareness Essay Competition

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