Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Poetry Prize-Giving

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

This year's competition, which had over 500 entries, was adjudicated by Martin Figura. The Joy Of Six member commented on the variety of the poems entered, plus also how much he 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, Kent Room.

The main competiton winners were:

1st - £300.00
The Explosion
by Howard Wright

2nd - £200.00
Growing Hippastrum
by Gill McEvoy

3rd - £100.00
The Yare At Rockland
by Melissa Collin

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
Just Jacaranda
by Wendy Klein

Humorous - John Coleridge - £15.00
For The Good Of Her Health
by Bob Sheed

Minimalist - John Lewis (token) - £10.00
Early Snow
by Tim Lenton

All the winning poems are now featured in our competition's 40th Anniversary Anthology, 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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