Snow Poem Competition Results

We’re delighted to announce the winners and highly commended poems in our snow poem competition judged by Carole Bromley. We received a wonderful array of entries from all over the world which made judging very difficult. In the end there had to be three (rather than the planned two) winners. All the winning poems will be published in Candlestick’s forthcoming Christmas title Ten Poems about Snow which Carole is editing.

Carole says:

‘I found judging the competition exciting because of the high quality of the poems. In fact, I would have been happy with any (or, indeed, all) of the poems on the shortlist! They really were a stunning bunch and the three I eventually settled on, as well as the three runners-up, are particularly beautiful. I felt honoured to be trusted with them.’

The three winners receive a cash prize as well as publication, and the highly commended poets a bumper selection of six Candlestick titles of their choosing. We’ll be publicising details of the Ten Poems about Snow launch event in the autumn.

Congratulations to all – and thank you to everyone who entered.
Di, Kathy and Ella, Candlestick Press Editorial Team

Winners

‘Snow Day’      Lucy Jeynes
‘for the love of snow’      Joanne Key
‘The Symmetry of Snow’      Meda Stamper

Highly commended poets

Kerry Darbishire
Gill McEvoy
Jill Munro

Shortlisted poets

Jeanette Burton
Pat Childerhouse
John Foggin
Rhiannon Hooson
Christopher James
Claire Lynn
Beliz McKenzie
Hilary Robinson
Tom Sastry
Hannah Stone
Polly Walshe
Nicola Warwick
Sarah Ziman


Previous competition winners


Breakfast Poem Competition

Winners

‘Toaster’      Olga Dermott-Bond
‘Breakfast with Mother’      Catherine Edmunds
‘Before the Lark’      Phil M Houghton

Shortlisted poets

Jeanette Burton
Pat Childerhouse
Christopher James
John Foggin
Rhiannon Hooson
Claire Lynn
Hilary Robinson
Tom Sastry
Hannah Stone
Polly Walshe
Nicola Warwick
Sarah Ziman


Cloud Poem Competition

First Prize

‘Hazy, Massed, Dappled’      Lesley Saunders

Second Prize

‘Flight’      Sarah Westcott

Highly Commended

‘Cloud Break’      Michael Brown

‘Musings on Board Spacecraft Oasis 1’      Jeanette Burton

‘8.04pm’      Miriam Calleja

‘Nudging Clouds’      Shirley Anne Cook

‘Clouding Over’      Jonathan Davidson

‘Cloud Souls’      Louise Greig

‘Cloud Content’      Caroline Hammond

‘The Cloud Collector’      Christopher James


Micropoem competition

First Prize: Roz Goddard @rozgoddard

Commended: Maria Taylor @MariaTaylor_

Commended: Matthew Paul @MatthewPaulPoet

Plus five additional runner-up prizes of a copy of The Twelve Poems of Christmas (Volume Seven) to:

Jeanette Burton @Nettie31
Karen Jane Cannon @KarenJaneCannon
Polly Atkin @pollyrowena
Maree Jaeger @MJPhotographer
Stephen Daniels @stephendaniels

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