Thursday 18 November the prize giving for this year’s Young Poets Competition.
Once again entries were plentiful for this year’s competition. Our judges Ian (Junior section) and Nicola (senior) described their nerves at receiving the bundle of hundreds of entries for each section, and the anticipation of the task ahead, and then the delight at reading the entries. Almost all fantastic, but with a few standing out above the rest. Woodbridge winners were plentiful, with a particularly strong showing from The Abbe. At senior level Alfie received a commended award for his exhilarating poem ‘Debut Jump at Sunset’, Evelyn also received a commended award for her poem ‘A Bend in a Straight Road’. Elise was highly commended for her beautiful poem I’ll Hang up the Sun in Your Window’, and runner up Oscar teased the audience to guess his identity in the poem ‘A Kenning’, a clever poem of two word lines, sometimes disturbing, sometimes rousing, to reveal climate change as the answer.
This year as well as being beautifully written, the poems were especially beautifully performed, and the audience were delighted as they were entertained by the wonderful stage presence and beautiful words of our worthy winners. Well done to all, and we look forward to next year!