Thank you to all the young poets who entered our 2014 Poetry Competition. We were blown away by the quality of your poems and our judge (Rebecca Newman) had a very hard time choosing one winner. Rebecca did have a fabulous time reading all your poems!
1st place — $30 book voucher
‘The Electric Fence’ by Veronica Hester, 11, NSW
Judge’s comments: This free-verse poem crafted a clear scene for the audience. Effective use of repetition builds anticipation and the voice of the storyteller is engaging. What is not said (but left to our imagination) adds an amusing layer to the poem.
‘Sounds of the Night’ by Jamie D’Mello, 7, WA
‘The Dark Clown’ by Meg Edelman, 12, WA
Certificates (and first prize) will be posted out to these poets at the end of the week. Don’t go away! We’ll post Veronica’s winning poem here on the blog later today …