Deadline nears for £1,000 Ledbury festival competition

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Ian McMillan will be judging this year’s £1,000 Ledbury poetry festival competition, which has a deadline of 10 July. All winners will get a chance to read at the festival. More details 

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Greg Freeman

Tue 5th May 2015 15:57

Competition results from the Ledbury festival website: Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition Results 2014

The results are in at last and I am delighted to announce that the winner of our poetry competition for 2014 is Jonathan Edwards with his poem ‘Servant Minding A Seat for his Master Before a Performance of The Rivals Covent Garden Theatre, 1775.’ Second places goes to Jacqueline Saphra for ‘My Friend Juliet’s Icelandic Lover’ and third place to Laura Seymour for ‘Cutting Chips’. In the 12 – 17 age group first place goes to Isla Anderson for ‘Letter for a Postbox Filled With Rain’, second place to Helen Ridout for ‘Poems Written in the Dead of Night’ and third place to Katharina Dixon-Ward for ‘Tube’. Finally in the under 11 age group first place goes to Poppy Smart for ‘Leonardo devinci losing the plot’, second place to Christy Fielder for ‘Teardrops’ and third place to Lilly Lees for ‘Where Reality Ends’.

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