Results of Milestones Poetry Competition 2017

All prize winners, commended entries and shortlisted entries will appear in the competition anthology. Further information on the winners is available in related news articles listed below.

General Competition

Prize Winners

1st Prize (£500) - Track by John Baylis Post

2nd Prize (£100) - Cavalry Cemetery, Romania by Stephen Devereux

3rd Place (£25 prize) - Penwith Finger Stone by Caroline Gill


Leaving Home by Linda Burnett

The Future Perfect Tense by Mark Fiddes

Dividend by Philip Burton


The Harvest by Abigail Meeke

Five by Alexis Wolfe

Your Point of Reference by Amy Bleasdale

On Finally Scraping Together Enough Money at the Age of Forty-Eight to Put Down a Deposit on a House by Cadi Carter Brown

a man goes out by Catherine Edmunds

Three score and ten : A life of biblical proportions by Dave Morgan

On top of the mountain, 1956 by Di Slaney

Baby Tooth by Emma Hughes

Seven Hours From Home by Emma Hughes

Forgiveness by Gaia Holmes

Dear Polly by Gaia Holmes

The End of Autumn by Gavin Bryce

Swimming lessons by Giles Constable

Welsh Alec by Hilary Walker

Last night we were undressed by the wind by Janet Lees

The three ages of woman by Jennie E. Owen

Raven’s Last Journey by Jonathan Humble

By the Old Airport by Kavita A. Jindal

That Moment by Lindsay Reid

Watchful by Lucilla Bellucci

Auntie Miranda by Lynne Taylor

Station of the Cross II by Mariama Ifode

Passport by Pamela Gormally

Filament by Paul Howarth

Packing it in by Rob Walton


Of Love & Sex & the Problems of Gendering by Roger Elkin

Skives by Russell Jones

Old as Brass by Sally Davis

Furthest East by Stephen Devereux

Stones by Susan Utting

Thirteen by Tracy Davidson

Under 16 Competition

Prize Winner

1st Prize (£100) - Turning Point by Martha Blue


Grandad Mick by Amber Croft

Milestones by Tree Hugger

Malcolm by Aurora Blue

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