The winners of the Kathryn Purnell Poetry prize

The winners of the Kathryn Purnell Poetry prize were announced during the monthly meeting held 30 July 2021. This year, there were almost fifty submissions to the prize and the calibre of the entrants was high. Congratulations to the following members:

1st place – ‘Solace’ by Beverley Lello
2nd place – ‘Cliff Paths’ by Mary Jones
3rd place – ‘Wild Swimming’ by Vanessa Potts
Highly Commended – ‘Hindsight’ by Judith Green
Highly Commended – ‘Understanding’ by Vanessa Hewson

Thank you to Tegan Schetrumpf who judged this year’s competition. Tegan’s report will be included in the August newsletter and the winning poems will be included in Sparx due for release October 2021.

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