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.
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Our national competitionattracted 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 SchoolCOMMENDED
Home 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.
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