Tuesday, 6 November 2018

2018 Results - United Kingdon & Ireland Adult Poems

Today we are pleased to announce the winning entries in the United Kingdom and Ireland Adult Poems category of the competition.

The First Prize goes to the poem "Passchendaele" by Andy Taylor from Exeter

2nd Prize goes to "At Guillemont Wood (1917)" - George W Colkitto of Paisley, Renfrewshire

and 3rd Prize goes to "Redacted (Alternative Telegrams from the front)" - Isabel White

There are also Highly Commended awards for
"End House" by Philip Burton of Bacup, Lancs
and "The First and the Last" by Steven Jackson of Chalgrove, Oxfordshire

The winning poem is reproduced here and all five poems are included in the United Kingdom and Ireland Adult anthology.

The prize winners listed above will each receive a competition certificate and free copy of the anthology. There is an option to order extra copies of the book at a greatly reduced price for prize winners and also for everybody whose submissions are included - and details of how to order copies will be announced shortly.

We had such a large number of entries this year that we have included a larger number than usual of them in this year’s Adult anthology. That list will be released tomorrow as it will take a little time to prepare - so please bear with us.

The winners of the Overseas Adult Poems Category will follow after that – so do please check back!