• Binsted Arts 2018 Poetry Competition

      Original unpublished poems were invited, for prizes of £150, £100, £50, on the theme:

      " Country "


      WINNERS ANNOUNCED

      Our judge Jeremy Page is the author of seven collections of poems and has edited The Frogmore Papers since 1983.  He has now let us know his choice:

      First prize: Mandy Pannett for ‘The Scheme of Things’

      Second prize:  Neil Elder for ‘No Reception'

      Third prize: Joan Michelson for ‘ 50th Anniversary of English Studies’

      These three poems will be published on our website when the judge’s report is available in mid May.

       

       

      Highly Commended:

      • Paul Stephenson    for ‘Kingfisher’
      • Grace Gauld            for ‘Gifts’
      • Miriam Patrick        for ‘Reaching the Trough’ and ‘Coxheath’
      • Shelly McAlister      for ‘Anniversary’
      • Caroline Gilfillan     for ‘May Blossom on the South Downs’

       

      Commended:

      • Bert Milsom         for ‘Vendee Eclogue’
      • Jeff Vinter             for ‘A Winter’s Journey’
      • Fay Marshall        for ‘Fatima’
      • Sheena Odle        for ‘Holding’
      • David Slade          for ‘Country Laments’
      • Sue Davies            for ‘His Country’ 

       

      All the winners’ poems will be published, where agreed by their authors, in our Binsted Arts Poetry Anthology 2018, along with a further selection of the best poems entered.

      The anthology will be available for sale at the Binsted Arts Festival, 8-10 June. Those with poems included will be sent one free copy each. Copies will also be obtainable after June 10 on request from the Competition Secretary, at Shirley Park, Yapton Lane, Walberton, Arundel, BN18 0AN, or via e-mail camillalambert@talktalk.net for £4.00 (plus p and p).

      We look forward to welcoming you at the prize-giving evening, on the first day of the Binsted Arts Festival, Friday 8 June, at 7.30 in Binsted Church, when you can hear the prizewinning and commended poems read out, as well as a reading of his poems by Jeremy Page, our judge. This is a free event, but we would appreciate knowing if you intend to come as the church is only small.

      To book: email: bafbooking@edmart.plus.com. or phone: 01243 555778.


      The competition entry instructions were as follows:


      Poems, with entry forms and fees (cheques made out to Binsted Arts)

       should be posted to:

      Competition Secretary

      Shirley Park, Yapton Lane,

      Walberton, Arundel, BN18 0AN 

       

      to arrive by the closing date of Monday, April 9, 2018

       

      Prizewinners will be invited to read their poems in Binsted Church (BN18 0LL)

      during the poetry evening, one of the events in the 2018 Binsted Art Festival,

      on Friday 8 June, 2018 at 7 pm

       

      For full details of the Binsted Arts Festival visit

      www.binsted.org/arts-festival

       


       

      Binsted Arts Poetry Competition Entry Form 2018 

      - click here to download a Word copy

      - or click here for a pdf copy

       

      Name...................................................................................

       

      Address...............................................................................

       

       

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      Postcode………………………………………………

       

       

      Email...............................................................

       

        

      Phone number.................................................

       

       

      Title(s) of poems submitted 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      I enclose a cheque payable to Binsted Arts   for £......... 

       


      Terms and conditions:

      Entry fee: £5 for the first poem, £3.50 for subsequent poems

      Send 2 copies of poems, each on a separate sheet, with entry form, to:

                       Competition Secretary, Shirley Park, Yapton Lane, Walberton, Arundel, BN18 0AN

      No author names on poems - personal details to go on entry form.only 

      Poems must be the original work of the named author and must not have been previously published or won a prize in any competition. Poems being submitted to other competitions can be accepted subject to withdrawal if another prize is awarded before winners in this competition are notified of placings.

      Poems must not exceed 40 lines, must be typed, single spaced, in Times New Roman 12 point.

      The judge will read all entries and his decision is final. Copyright remains with the author.  Winners and commended authors may be asked if their poems can be included on the Binsted Arts website and in a small anthology.