The Guernsey Literary Festival, together with the generous support of Guernsey Post, presents a competition that could deliver your work to thousands of readers.
Winning entries will be displayed
- on Guernsey buses
- a smaller selection will take part in a second, larger display at Guernsey Airport, then all over the islands.
1st Prize: ‘Passing It On’ Sharon Black, France, £1000
2nd Prize: ‘Jacob’, Chris Hardy, London, £500
3rd Prize: ‘When I Found Some Women With Bellies’, Holly Hopkins, Manchester, £250
Channel Islands’ Category
1st Place: ‘Small Worlds’, Judy Mantle, Jersey
2nd Place: ‘Letting Go’, Juliette Hart, Jersey
3rd Place: ‘Technical Advance’, Susie Gallienne, Guernsey
Young People’s Category
1st Place: ‘Reflections’, E Wen Wong, New Zealand
2nd Place: Travels Across Time’, E Wen Wong, New Zealand
Poems on the Buses Winners
‘Every Time I Came Home’, Alison Binney, Cambridge
‘Storm in a Teacup’, Alison Binney, Cambridge
‘The Gun Was One Thing’, Carole Bromley, North Yorkshire
‘Dreamtime’, Christina Buckton, Cambridge
‘1960’, Valerie Darville, London
‘Barn’, Ian Enters, Somerset
‘Bull Male, Sleeping’, Abigail Ottley, Cornwall
‘Still’, Jane Pearn, Scottish Borders
‘Table, Window’, Simon Richey, London
‘Shipwrecked’, David Smith, Derbyshire
‘Listen’, Peter Wallis, Norfolk
‘Blackberries’, Richard Westcott, Devon
‘Cemetery, With Children’, Susan Wicks, Kent
Poems on the Move
Your poem could be on show in 2019. The Guernsey Literary Festival, together with the Guernsey Arts Commission and the generous support of Guernsey Post, presents a competition that could deliver your work to thousands of readers.
Winning entries are selected in two phases: 21 poems will be chosen, and 9 of these will take part in a second, larger display, first at Guernsey Airport, then all over the island.
Entries must be no longer than 14 lines and must fit on a single A4 page.
Guernsey Literary Festival 2019
Guernsey’s natural beauty, and its picturesque harbour town of St Peter Port, make the island an exceptional location for a literary festival. The seventh Guernsey Literary Festival takes place from 1st-6th May 2019. We offer a varied and energetic celebration of literature with something for everyone – from aspiring writers to families looking for a fun day out.
For details of the usual heady mix of writers, talks, workshops and performance visit www.guernseyliteraryfestival.com.
We invite you to join us for the International Poetry Competition Winners’ Reading on 1st May 2019.