Monday, August 31, 2015

2015 Page & Blackmore Animal Laureate announced!

ANIMAL LAUREATE: The 2015 Page & Blackmore Poetry Competition

Entrants were challenged to choose a well-known poem, to choose an animal and to rewrite the poem as if it were written by their chosen animal. We were overwhelmed by the quaility of the entries. Click on the poems' titles to read the winners (each preceded by the original poem):

The winner: Julie Ryan (right) for her poem 'Moules a la Mariniere' (after Allen Curnow)

Runners-up: Joyce Elwood-Smith for her poem 'To a Farmer from a Mouse' (after Robbie Burns); Vera Robinson for her sonnet 'Shall I Compare Thee...' (after William Shakespeare)

Read the judge's report from Jeanette Cook.

2015 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition.

Congratulations to the winner, placers, commended and all other entrants!
First: ‘Like Light’ by Janet Newman (Levin)
Second: ‘Piece of Sky’ by Kay Meyer (Eastbourne)
Third: ‘Till Death’ by Megan Frith (Takanini)
Click through for full list and judge's report.

This national competition is organised by the Top of the South branch of NZSA. .

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