2016 Poetry Competition

Updated: 21st October 2016

This year’s competition was judged by Greta Stoddart and the Hilly Cansdale local poetry prize was sponsored by Jorgen and Mary Nielsen

All photos by Charles Glover

1stGreyLesley SaundersWells Festival of Literature
2ndThe Properties of SilkSusan UttingWells Festival of Literature
3rdIn the HospiceLeah ArmsteadWells Festival of Literature
Hilly CansdaleMr Cowper's HaresDeborah HarveyWells Festival of Literature

Susan Utting also won The People’s Prize with The Properties of Silk

The remaining shortlisted entries are shown below in alphabetical order:

A ComingRobin Kidson
Corn CocklesStephen Boyce
CracksCorrinna Toop
Easter Rising 2016Christine Macfarlane
How Spring CameStephen Boyce
In which his ten-year-old granddaughter surveys...Roger Elkin
KnittingKeith Chandler
La MuerteFiona Jack
MomentIsobel Thrilling
Park Bridge, Sunday Evening, Shropshire UnionMaggie Norton
Picking CoalAndrew Miller
RopeShirley Anne Cook
SquirrelKate Taylor
That SummerSharon Black
The AmaryllisCharlie Evans
The Artist's StudioStephen Carroll
The Bridesmaids of PasschendaeleGlen Wilson
The English UmbrellaBob Cooper
The FerrymanJudy Drazin
The Friendly GiantChristopher Somerville
The MothersElizabeth Rowe
The WalkingSharon Black
Time to do What has to be Done before Time...Joe Cushman
Upon the green hillAndrew Miller
Wind on Camber SandsAndrew Miller

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered our competitions. If you’re not on the list, please try again next year.

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