Thanks to those who sent in entries to the competition - there was a great variety of ideas about our theme - ‘Transport’.
Surprisingly the majority of entries came in by email - even more surprising was that there were no entries in the Children’s category.
We would like to thank Sarah at Marple Stationery supplies for her help in collating the hand delivered copies.
As with all our competitions, the poems and the name of the entrants are separated on receipt, with only the poems being seen by the judge, who never sees the entrants’ details.
When the winners have been decided they are then cross referenced to their names.
This has now been done and we are delighted to announce the winners.
This competition was unusual, with the judge concluding that it was impossible to decide who should be first and second - so it was decided that there would be a joint first prize, and a third prize.
The four poems are now on display in selected shops in Marple town centre.
The prizes were presented at the Locks Festival on July 5th (see photo above).
Thanks to all who entered.
Joint first prize: There and Back - Dianne Hutchinson
Joint first prize: Flight Path (For MHG) - Alison Dowdeswell
Third prize: Tracks - Katherine Lane-Serff
Commended: Brighton central - Roland Javanaud
Judge - Joyce Reed G.N.S.M.
Born in Derbyshire, Joyce has self published 4 books, 3 of them poetry, one of them short stories.
Her first major win was the
“Country Story” short story competition in Writers’ News.
In Sept 2011 she won the ‘Love Poetry’ competition in Writing Magazine. (Published in March 2012 edition.)
She appeared on the Radio 4 Poetry Workshop with Ruth Padel in November 2012, where she read and discussed her poem ‘In Flight’, and joined in with Stanza’s Stalybridge poets in their poetry workshop discussions and poetry project ‘Writing the Cathedral’.
In December 2014 she won second prize in Writing Magazine’s children’s poetry competition.
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