7th – 13th October 2019
MERE POETRY COMPETITION RESULTS.
The two events organised by PennyBank Writers for the Mere Literary Festival, Poetry in the Grove and the 2019 Competition Award Ceremony, attracted good audiences. Thanks go to all entrants, judges, helpers and to Amulet Residential of Mere for their sponsorship of this year’s Poetry Competition.
JUNIOR SCHOOL AWARDS
1st. Brooke Wilmot 2nd. Lani Wellington
Highly Commended: Nathaniel Winter-White, Georgia Higgins, Albert Ransome
St. George’s Bourton (2 groups)
1st. Lillianna Sandy Highly Commended: Daisy Rodgers, Barni Csicso, Arthur Robinson
1st. William Toms Highly Commended : Amelia Coward, Jasmine Burfitt
1st. Talia Jackson 2nd. Sonny Rich
Highly Commended: Amelia Dyson, Tilly Hanson, Thomas Ashlin, Edie Wilson
LOCAL SECTION Open to those living within a ten mile radius of Mere
1st. Her 80th.Birthday …Bob Breach East Melbury ( Wins the Peter Gillott Award )
2nd. The Crack in the Wall … Nicolette Gunn Gillingham
3rd. The Pond…..David Anley Gillingham
1st. Someone Told Me……Louise Wilford, Elsecar, Barnsley
2nd. Inner Weather……Richard Hughes, Llanmaes, S.Glam.
3rd. Hill Farm…………Sue Chadd, Malmesbury
Runners-Up: – E.T.A. Not Sure…Jane Williams, Wells
Winter Kitchen…..Ian Royce Chamberlain. Teignmouth
Nightwatches…….Nicola Grove, Horningsham, Wilts.
POETRY IN THE GROVE Chosen by audience vote after readings of shortlists.
1st. Nightwatches….Nocola Grove, Horningsham
2nd. Fields of Memory….Betty Ingram, Mere
=3rd. Old Flo…..Unity Sparrow, Shaftesbury. The Crack in the Wall….Nicolette Gunn, Gillingham
1st. Nightwatches….Nicola Grove, Horningsham
2nd. Ultraviolet & Infrared…..Paul Hooley, Gillingham
3rd. Winter Kitchen….Ian Royce Chamberlain, Teignmouth
Supported by AMULET RESIDENTIAL of Mere
Tailored Letting & Property Management
www.amuletresidential.co.uk amuletresidential @gmail.com Tel: 01747 356176 or 07543 372755
SENIOR JUDGE – Dr. Rosie Jackson
Award Winning Poet * Hawthornden Fellow * Lecturer
Author of The Light Box