Competition 2018 Results

Peter White (Half Moon Books) Gaia Holmes (Competition Judge), Andrew McKeon (Wildlife Friendly Otley), John Foggin, Victoria

The photo shows Peter White (Half Moon Books), Gaia Holmes (competition judge) Andrew McKeon (Wildlife Friendly Otley) John Foggin, Victoria Gatehouse and Katherine Goda.


The winners of our 2018 written poetry competition announced on 22 September are:

First Prize:

Owl-light Victoria Gatehouse

Second Prize:

The bright silences John Foggin

Highly Commended:

not river Nick Allen
Honeysuckle Katharine Goda
Ghosts Katie Hale
Becoming hedgehog Andy Humphrey

Otley Only Prize:

not river Nick Allen


Storms Alicia  Fernández
Bulbs Jo Peters
The other woman Pamela Scobie
Filey Pamela Scobie

Poems that were shortlisted for the main prizes

Strid Keith Bolton
He wasn’t there Sam Burns
Love Sam Burns
Risen Yvonne Green
Walking Carrour to Spean Bridge Jenny Hamlet
Molehill lapwing Beth King
Hickling Bittern Alison McNulty
There will only be a loss of 352 mature trees Char March
the straw of hope Steve Pottinger
The Seahorse Sue Riley
Nettles Isobel Thrilling
Parakeets in Bradford Emma Storr
Ducks Zoe Walkington

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