Kākāpō T-shirt design competition: Regional events

Some of the competition entries
Image: | DOC


See the winners! A big well done to the kids, schools, libraries and parents who got involved in the kids Kākāpō Recovery T-shirt competition.


The three judges had a tough job with over 1,000 entries. So many fabulous original designs. Tino kino te pai! 

Overall winner

Well done to Te Huia Kaimanawa Wesling Macgregor from the Kāpiti Coast.

It's a great artwork and brilliant message "I Support Kākāpō Recovery" with a very clever visual way to show the correct pronunciation of kākāpō. Check it out!

Overall winning design.

Buy one to wear

For one week only, beginning Tuesday 14 August 2018, you can buy a T-shirt with the winning design. For every T-shirt sold, FLOAT (For Love of All Things) will donate $10 to help Kākāpō Recovery protect kākāpō.

Winner: 10–11 years

Emaleigh McIlroy with ‘Party Like a Kākāpō!’ 

Drawing of a kakapo wearing a party hat.

Winner: 12–13 years

Tiori Gallagher with ‘A Parrot Like No Other’.

Drawing of a kakapo's face.

Winner: 14–15 years

Ruby Campbell with ‘Save the Kākāpō’.

Drawing of a kakapo with mountains behind.

Winning school with the most entries 

Fiordland College won with a whopping 58 entries! Well done.

A few other schools reached into the 50s with entries. Well done – huge effort.

Special mention

Finally, we'd like to showcase one of the many brilliant entries from the underaged kids that got involved:

Drawing of a kakapo.


Back to top