Sunday, 30 September 2012

2012 Competition Results: UK NATIONAL

In the UK NATIONAL Category, the judges have announced the following result:

1st Place:  “War, No Peace” by Winifred Hughes, Birkdale

2nd Place: “Memories Of A Soldier” by Anthony Andrews, Settle

3rd Place: “For My Dad” by Vivien McCord, Rochdale

Highly Recommended:
“ In Memory Of The Royal Marines Band Deal Bombings” by  David Lilburn, Crawley
“Quiet Hero” by Mary Hodges, Scorton
“From the Ashes” by Guy Hayward, Hythe, Kent
“In the Face of War”, Yvonne Fielding, Poulton Le Fylde
“Metal and Mud”, Glyn Bailey, Poulton Le Fylde
“The Cenotaph” by Dorothy Rawnsley, Thornton Cleveleys
“No Man’s Land” by Stephen J Cribari, London

The writers of the 1st , 2nd and 3rd placed poems each receive a certificate, a  copy of the “Bullets & Daffodils” Soundtrack CD and a copy of the “Pendle War Poetry Competition – Selected Poems” 2012 book, in which their poems will be included.

The Highly Recommended entries will also receive a certificate and their poems will be included in the book.

If any of the prize winners are able to attend, the prizes will be presented and the winning poems read out at a special presentation evening to be held at the ACE Centre in Nelson on Thursday 18th October on the occasion of the East Lancs Première of the Bullets & Daffodils show, in the presence of the Mayor of Pendle, local MPs and other dignitaries.  

Competition winners will be contacted individually regarding the Presentation Evening.

Tickets for the evening are on sale to members of the public from the ACE Centre box office now – priced £6 (£4 concessions) tel: 01282 661080 and can also be ordered online here:

The winning poems will be posted on this website after the Presentation Evening.