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Members' Competition Results 2015

Here are the results for the 2015 NAWG writing competitions. Congratulations to all of those listed and thank you to all who took part.

The winners were announced at the Warwick Festival Gala Dinner on Saturday, 5th September.

The Write Path

Many of the competition winning entries, along with full judging notes, are available in our anthology, The Write Path 2015, including:

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There are also some photographs from the festival.

Open Poetry – The Daisy Watkins Trophy


Andy Humphrey, York Writers – Frog Princess.

  • Jo Sadler, individual – London to Paris with Love.
  • Clint Wastling, York Writers – The Turret Room.
  • Peter R White, Leeds Writers Circle – Proud.
Highly Commended
  • Lesley James, The Innscribers – Sitting for a Seascape.
  • Lynne C Potter, Hexham Writers – The Rent Man.

Formal Poem: Villanelle – The Berforts Trophy


Alison Ringrose, Ponteland Writers – Shipwreck.

  • Mollie Bolt, Wrekin Writers' Group – The Ripening.
  • Olive Holland, The Friday Writers' Circle – Talk Time.
  • Shelagh Wain, Burton Monday Writers – Lullaby.

Travel Article – The Verica Peacock Memorial Trophy


Julie Maxted, Truro Creative Writers' Group – A Trip to Laos.

  • Irene James, Harlow Writers' Workshop – The Princes' Islands, Istanbul – Shifting Identity.
  • Bob Bishop, Walsham Writers' Group – The Wight Stuff.
  • Val Reay, Llanelli Writers' Circle – Spice up your Winter.
Highly Commended
  • Derek Keen, Fellowship of the Pen – A Postcard from India.

Story by Children – The Pam Fish Cup


Freya Arnott, grandchild of individual member Jill Rundle – Escape.

  • Arthur Cartwright-Smith, c/o Susan Cartwright-Smith, Carlise Writers' Group – Chase 110.
  • Briony Arnott, grandchild of individual member Jill Rundle – The Night of the Wolf.
  • Poppy Findlayson-Palmer, daughter of Emma Findlayson-Palmer, Wombourne Writers – Amy's Adventure.
Highly Commended
  • Lola Garrett, child of Carol Hurley, Wombourne Writers – Stella and the Romans.
  • Ciara Moor, child of Chris Raetschus, Hexham Writers – The Exploring Mouse.
  • Minackshi Cook, grandchild of Sarada Thompson, Llanelli Writers' Group – The Party.

Ghost Story – The Aine Maire Chadwick Trophy


Anne Clarke, Leeds Writing Circle – Mother Hill.

  • Helen Jane Somers, Writers in Somerset – The Surprise.
  • Joan Condon, individual – Ghost – Love.
  • Bill Peters, Writers in Somerset – Bella's Candle.
Highly Commended
  • Jo Roberts, The Writers' Hub – Leaving Gift.

Short Story with Given Phrase – The Professor David Lodge Trophy


Dan Forrester, Oldham Writing Café – Canada Dry.

  • Sheila Crawford, Hexham Writers – The Gift.
  • Neil Robinson, Carlisle Writers' Group – Witnesses.
  • Alison Ringrose, Ponteland Writers – The Comforter.

Short Story for Young Adults – The Jilly Cooper Trophy


Derek Keen, Fellowship of the Pen – Orc.

  • Jill Rundle, individual – Elemental.
  • Lynda Turner, Burton Monday Writers – A Tale of Two Scarletts.
  • Helen Jane Somers, Writers in Somerset – Factory Farming.

Memoir – The Denise Robertson Trophy


Ann Hodgkin, Burton Monday Writers – A Slice of Life – Fifties Style.

  • Tony O'Neill, The Poised Pen – Glasses.
  • Sheila Crawford, Hexham Writers – Evelyn.
  • Chris Raetschus, Hexham Writers – The Journey of a Christmas Pudding.

10 Minute Play – The Sir Alan Ayckbourn Trophy


Colin Ferguson, Thames Valley Writers' Circle – Interview with a Dead Man.

  • Jo Roberts, The Writers' Hub – Long Odds.
  • Val Reay, Llanelli Writers' Circle – Finished Serving.
  • Lynda Turner, Burton Monday Writers – The Golden Key.
Highly Commended
  • Nick Bigham, Hexham Writers – The Enquiry.

The Denise Robertson Group Anthology


Swansea and District Writers CircleUnforgotten, The Great War 1914—1918.

  • Leeds Writers and PoetsLetters from Leeds.
  • Hexham Writers GroupWord Journeys: An Exploration of Place.
  • Burton Monday WritersMonologues – One to One.
Highly Commended
  • The Poised PenHalf Baked.

100 Word Mini-Tales


Elisabeth DouglasOne Hundred Today.

  • Gwen WardAnd You Brian?.
  • Tony TibbenhamPete.
  • Jill RundleThe Trouble with Basil.

Pam's People


Helen SomersAnyone for Tennis?.

  • Audrey PolkinghornRevenge.
  • Rose TaylorBound.
  • Dan ForresterThe Ides of March.

Lottery – A Year's Free Membership


Eileen Thornton, individual member.

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