Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Open Poetry Competition Prize-Giving Evening

At The Assembly House this evening we held the prize giving for our Annual Open Poetry Competition.

This year's competition, which had over 600 entries, was adjudicated by Hilary Mellon. The local poet commented on the variety of the poems entered, plus also how much she enjoyed judging the competition.

After the compeition prize-winners were announced, a selection of poems from the Anthology were read aloud by the poets to a packed, and very appreciative, Pierce Room.

The main competiton winners were:

1st - £200.00
Failing Fire
by Tim Lenton

2nd - £100.00
by Peter Watson

3rd - £50.00
The Dog In The Painting
by Helen Burke

In additon to the above, the OPC's sponsored prizes were also announced. The winners in these catergories were as follows:

Family - H G Powell - £35.00
Mother Love
by Andrew Heron

Minimalist - Hilary Mellon - £15.00
by Shirley Ann Percy

Humorous - John Coleridge - £15.00
Laptop Computer
by Gerard McKee

All the winning poems are now featured in an Anthology called Keeping The Fire Going, which was also launched this evening.

The popular Winners' Anthology is also now available to purchase via our website, by going here.

Please visit norwichwriters.org.uk to see the full list of winners.

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