John Clare Poetry Competition Results 2011

The theme of the 2011 poetry competition was "Celebration". Many entries were received from which the finalists in the three categories have been selected and are shown below.

The winners read their poems at the John Clare Literary Festival on October 8th, the results were announced and the prizes were presented by the John Clare Trust Vice Chairman, Paul Chirico.

The winners for 2011 were

Junior Category (Age 7 - 11)
1. Jonathan AlexanderTeam Spirit                                                          
2. Charlene CheungChinese New Year
3. Florence ReadBonfire Bonfire
4. Alice BarnerA Birthday
Intermediate Category (Age 12 - 18)
1. Tom Bevan Joy of the Swallow                             
2. Emily Strand Waiting for Water
3. Megan Naylor Celebration
4. Hugh Oxlade  Celebration
Adult Category
1. Belinda Singleton It was a Day
2. Noel Williams  Heartbeat
3. Geoff Lewis Catch the Call                                                 
4. Helen Yendell Celebrate