John Clare Poetry Competition Results 2010

The theme of the 2010 poetry competition was "Home". Many entries were received from which the finalists in the three categories were selected and taken to London for the day on December 14th.

The finalists read their poems on the Speaker's Steps in Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament. They were joined by the Chairman of the John Clare Trust Barry Sheerman MP.

The prize winners were presented with a book of poems, a medal and for the winner a shield on which they will have their name engraved.

The winners for 2010 were:

Junior Category (Age 7 - 11)
1st Prize - Evie Payne Home is where I belong
2nd Prize - Jack Dean Home
3rd Prize - Erica Wood     Home Means Memories                                                    
Highly Commended - Jonathan Friend Home
Intermediate Catergory (Age 12 - 18)
1st Prize - Beth JohnsonGod Bless my Happy Nightmare
2nd Prize - Brianna Mills Moving
3rd Prize - Zara de BelderJust my Home                                                            
Highly Commeneded - Alice GreenMy Home
Adult Category
1st Prize - Peter Irving  Clay that Burns                                                      
2nd Prize - Shirley ElmokademThe Tramp
3rd Prize - Clare Gardener  Home Is
Highly Commended - Jill RundleHome