We Are Pleased to Announce Our Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest and CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!

We had no entries in the under 14 category. The winners are:

Anna Douglas 
14-17

Abigail Martin 
18-29

Emma Darbyshire 
30-59

Lindsay Rebbeck 
60+

Britta Benson 
National/International

Kate Cameron 
People’s Choice 

Congratulations!

Please do come along to out next Open-Mic at Wagtail Coffee & Yoga on Wed 6th April, from 6:30pm, where some of our winning poets will read their words out loud!

Thank you very much to our panel of judges, Phil Hewitt (Group Arts Editor, Observer group newspapers), Danielle Bond (Events Manager, Wagtail Coffee & Yoga) and Mike Jenkins (Trustee, Words Out Loud). 

Competition Info 

Categories: U14, 14-17, 18-29, 30-59, 60+, International

We invite the public to vote for their favourite poem (taken from all entries) between March 21st and March 29th, again, please submit your vote to competition@wordsoutloud.org.uk

Awards: There will be one winner in each category awarded by the Judges and three readers’ awards for the poems receiving the three highest numbers of votes from the public. All winners will be invited to read their poem at the Open Mic at Wagtail Coffee & Yoga on April 6th.

Judges: Phil Hewitt (Group Arts Editor, Observer group newspapers), Danielle Bond (Events Manager, Wagtail Coffee & Yoga) and Mike Jenkins (Trustee, Words Out Loud)

Prizes: Wagtail gift cards will be given to each winner and winners will be invited to the Open Mic on April 6th as above. The International winner will receive a Starbuck’s gift card. We reserve the right to publish the poems on the Words Out Loud website blog page unless requested otherwise by the author.