The NZSA Youth Mentoring Programme is offered annually to three secondary school students (15-18) nationally to foster and develop emerging writing talent with the support of established authors.
The mentorships are hotly contested and application deadline is in 2 weeks, the 2nd April 2013.
Click here for further information and find the forms on the New Zealand Society of Authors website.
And here is a list of writing, poetry and film competitions to test your skills.
Ask your teacher or the librarian for help if you want to participate in any of these.