Battle of Passchendaele competition

The Battle of Passchendaele competition was open to senior secondary students in New Zealand schools and kura. Entries closed on 2 July 2017.

 The winning entries

Blood and Mud (external link)

St Pauls Collegiate, Hamilton

  • Dylan Woodhouse
  • Tony Wu
  • Lucy Tustin
  • Conor Horrigan
(external link)

Discover Passchendale (external link)

St Margaret’s College, Christchurch

Alexandra Lay

(external link)

The Missed (external link)

Rotorua Girl’s High School, Rotorua


  • Alyssa Mae Pineda
  • Kayla Kautai
  • Mairaatea Mohi
  • Atawhai Ngatai
  • Keighley Jones
(external link)


About the competition

The competition was open to all students (between the ages of 16 and 19 on the date the competition closed on 2 July 2017) at schools and kura in New Zealand. Through the Battle of Passchendaele competition, we worked with the Passchendaele Society and the Fields of Remembrance Trust to raise awareness of the service and sacrifice during this period in military history.

Entries needed to use digital technology in an innovative way to produce a curriculum resource for Year 7 to 10 pupils about the Battle of Passchendaele. 

The prize

The prize was a trip for 10 students to Passchendaele in Belgium, leaving 7 October and returning 17 October 2017. They attended the National Commemoration Service on 12 October at the Tyne Cot Cemetery near Zonnebeke in West Flanders and associated activities. 

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