Saturday, 22 September 2012

2011-12 Winners

Thanks very much to Specsavers who kindly sponsored some generous prizes for the best poems and short stories from the last school year.

The short list of poems was judged by Candy Neubert, Guernsey-born poet, novelist and Bridport Prize judge. She was impressed by the standard of the entries.

"There's a really strong clutch of poets developing here - and I enjoyed the flash fiction more than I expected too," she said.

The winner was Jack Colley who received a £50 prize for his poem 'The Night Watch' based on Rembrandt's famous painting. We've republished this poem below.

Runners up were Lucy Meader for her flash piece 'The Fear' and Fraser Miller for his poem 'Hajime'. Also commended was Tom Murphy for his poem 'August Riots'.

Thanks also to the Guernsey Press for some really positive coverage and a welcome boost ahead of the deadline for our 'Stars' competition coinciding with National Poetry Day. The photos were great  - I'll chase one of these to add to this article over the next few days...