Snow Poem Competition Shortlist Results

Congratulations to the following poets who all have poems shortlisted in this competition – we’ll announce the winners later this month when our judge Carole Bromley has made her final selection.

Shortlisted poets

Beliz McKenzie
Christopher James
Claire Lynn
Duncan Chambers
Geraldine Clarkson
Gill McEvoy
Hannah Stone
Hilary Robinson
Jeanette Burton
Jill Munro
Joanne Key
John Foggin
Kerry Darbishire
Lucy Jeynes
Meda Stamper
Nicola Warwick
Pat Childerhouse
Polly Walshe
Rhiannon Hooson
Sarah Ziman
Tom Sastry

Many thanks to everyone who entered the competition – we received 148 entries from all over the world, with some wonderful evocations of snow and winter. It’s been exciting to read such varied work and we’re really looking forward to seeing the finished pamphlet, which will be published in late September.

Best wishes,
Di, Kathy and Ella
Candlestick Press Editorial Team

Previous competition winners

Breakfast Poem Competition


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

Shortlisted poets

Jo Brandon
Jeanette Burton
Geraldine Clarkson
Jenny Hope
Rosie Jackson
Sarah James
Alice Kinsella
Emma Storr
Julia Webb
Sarah Westcott

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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