Open 2013: Poetry

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Final Results for the 2013 Open Writing Competitions

Closing date 31st October 2013.

The 2013 NAWG Open Poetry Competition

Judged by James Nash

Below are the results. To read the winning poems, click here.

  1. £250 – A Skylark's SongDoris Corti.
  2. £100 – Oretical CreaturesHilary Adams, Keele Poets.
  3. £50 – Master CraftsmanSusan Rogerson.
Highly Commended
  • The HoneymoonTracy Rees.
A brief note from the judge:

What a joy it was to judge this year's entries, and a very strong reminder that poetry can do many things for us as writers and readers. It can tap experiences to the core, it can remind us of who we are and what we are, and it can make us laugh, and gasp, at its wonderful wit and wordplay.

So all in all a wonderful experience of finding all sorts of treasure and poetic gold in the stunning array of entries for this year's entries to the NAWG open competition for poetry.

— James Nash, Leeds, November 2013.

My congratulations go to all of you, you should be proud of yourselves to have reached the high status of a place in this list of prize-winners.

— Pam Fish, NAWG Chairman.

Our thanks go to Berforts Information Press who generously supports NAWG, making these Open Competitions, and big money prizes possible. And thanks also to Chris Day, Creative Director of Filament Publishing for the extra prize of the FilamentBook Launch Countdown Package, worth £500 – a 13 week mentored process to launch your book.

This extra prize goes to the writer of the poem, That Day in May by Garvey Humphrey. The number of the winning entry was picked at a meeting of the Peterborough Writers' Group by Tim Wilson, AKA Jude Morgan from a total of 347 entries, which included both short story and poetry.

The winning short story and the three placed poems are published on our website and in our 2014 Anthology – "Write Path 2014", together with the full judging notes.

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