2020 competition

The entry for 2020, in both the adults and the under-11 categories, was gratifying and we had invited the winners to our presentation evening at the library when, disaster, the Covid regulations meant we had to cancel it. We’ll see what happens in the new year but meanwhile wish all the best to our poets, both young and old and do keep writing!

Poetry Competition 2019

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Poetry Competition, the standard was very high. Thank you to the Judges for their hard work, and Deputy Mayor Chris Pillai for presenting the awards.

The competition is sponsored by Darren Martin in memory of his uncle, John Harrison.

The judging panel comprises Benjamin Guilfoyle, performance poet, Susan Field, published poet and leader of a writing group, and Darren Martin, nephew of John Harrison.

Winners in the under 11 category

1. Nature is wonderful, by Ava Mae McCormack
2. Shakespeare, by Jasmin Fogelman
3. Don’t judge a book by its cover, by Maisie Francis
4. Holiday, by Clay Wilkinson

Winners in the 11 to 18 category

1. Letter from society, by Nancy Roberts
2. So long, by Renske Helen Van Gulijk
3. I am me, by Lydia Hemingway
4. A Garden Life, by Renske Helen Van Gulijk
5. Stepping up, by Leila Sheppard

Winners in the over 18 category

1. Fire never went out, by Pearl Buckley
2. Is there time, by Jane Sheppard
3. Be true to yourself, by Rosi Gemmell
4. 2018 a review, by John Sheppard
5. Our earth, by John Sheppard