Get paid to be funny!

Write a hilarious one-liner about NCEA. If it's our favourite, you’ll win a fabulous prize!

How it works

Write a funny one-liner 140 characters or fewer. Relate it to NCEA life. Enter up to 3 times per week.

Free LearnCoach Premium!

Choose between a cash prize or 1yr LearnCoach Premium for free!

Learn about the comedy competition

2021 live leaderboard
2020 Leaderboard
2019 Leaderboard
2018 Leaderboard

All of your jokes, all in the one place

See every joke you have submitted to the comedy comp. Plus, see which of your jokes have been shortlisted for prizes.

My Jokes

Learn how to win from the best

We asked 3 of the most successful Comedy Comp writers of all time why they win so much. They came up with 16 tips you can take to the bank to guarantee victory.

Secret Paid Gigs

Throughout the year, we send bonus Secret Paid Gigs directly to your inbox. Often, you don't even need to be funny to participate in these!

More paid opportunities coming your way

For everyone who enters, we offer extra paid writing gigs up to $200

By entering the competition, you will join New Zealand's largest and highest paid community of young adult comedy writers. We regularly offer this community exclusive paid gigs that will almost definitely distract you from your study.

How it works

We send gigs directly to your inbox, from $10 for one-liners, to $200 for overall high performance in the comedy comp across the year, and everything in between.

How do I make $200?

At the end of every year we select 5 Guest Contributors from this community to write an entire week's worth of one-liners, which will be posted to LearnCoach's social media over summer. These Guest Contributors will be chosen based on performance in the competition over the year - mainly based on the categories: 'number of shortlisted jokes', 'number of entries' and 'Prize Points'. You don't have to have won the competition to be chosen. Those chosen will be paid $200 each.

Got an idea to make the LearnCoach website even better?

Submit them here and we'll pay you $50 for every new idea we implement.

So enter the comp, win some cash and join a community of people just like you: people who would prefer to make fun of NCEA than ever dare to be seen to take it seriously.