Tuesday, 6 September 2016

2016 competition winners

Wide ranging styles from all over the country

We are delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural poetry competitions! We've had a wide range of subjects and styles and all the judges report a very high standard. 

The winners have been invited to read their work at our National Poetry Day Celebrations on Thursday 6th October at Victoria Hall - everyone welcome! The evening will also feature published poets Michael McCarthy and John Killick.
Tickets £6.50 (members £5.50), 2 adults accompanied by children £8.50. More details from info@settlesessions.co.uk

Our national competition 

attracted entries from all over the country and included entries from new writers as well as established poets:

FIRST PRIZE      Driving Home   Jenna Plewes (Alvechurch)
SECOND PRIZE   Box Room   Jenny Morris  (Norwich)
THIRD PRIZE    Between Us  Maggie How  (Grange-over-Sands)
Loss    Tricia Robinson  (Settle)
Broch of Gurness   Jane Eagland  (Lancaster)
The Blacksmith   David Smith   (Middlesborough)
Autumn Garden   Kerry Darbishire  (Kendal)
Tuesday She Irons   Rona Laycock  (Avening)
The Eloquence of the Dales Farmer
on the Matter of Weather    Joan Butler  (Austwick)

The Craven Funny Poem competition 

Hawk Talk     Joan Butler  (Austwick)

North Craven Primary Schools competition

We had over 70 entries from budding poets - it's good to know the next generation are honing their skills:

FIRST PRIZE   Woodlouse  Hannah Chapman, Giggleswick Primary School
SECOND PRIZE   Home   Lauren Taylor, Bentham Primary School
THIRD PRIZE     Snow Haiku    Joel Monks, Giggleswick Primary School 
  Maisy Baillie

Refugees at sea   Tom Birkett-Bentley
Home  Harry Armstrong

Escape to Safety Max Clark & Erin Hutt Holgate
Street Games   Edie Eccleston
Playing   Dylan Lightbody

Congratulations to everyone who took part, to the winners and those who were commended. 

An anthology of the winners and commended (in the national competition) is being produced to coincide with our National Poetry Day celebrations on October 6th. 
contact settlesessions@gmail.com for details