Results of 2021 Adelaide Plains Open Poetry Competition

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Results of 2021 Adelaide Plains Open Poetry Competition

Post by Shelley Hansen » Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:33 pm

Results of the Gawler and Adelaide Plains Festival of Words Open Poetry Competition are in. This competition accepts poetry of all styles and genres, so it is pleasing to see three rhyming poems holding their own among the shortlisted adult entries. The competition theme was "Recovery".

1st Prize - "Salvation" by David Campbell (free verse)
2nd Prize - "An Honest Man" by James Kent (rhyming bush verse)
3rd Prize - "Healing" by Shelley Hansen (rhyming Shakespearean sonnet)

Commended:

"Determination" by Claire Watson (rhyming bush verse)
"Asperger's Eyes" by David Campbell (free verse)
"The Stranger" by Nathan Curnow (free verse)
"Raindrops" by Toni Brisland (free verse)

CONGRATULATIONS to all!
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Re: Results of 2021 Adelaide Plains Open Poetry Competition

Post by Catherine Lee » Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:45 pm

Congratulations and Well Done, David, James and Shelley!

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Re: Results of 2021 Adelaide Plains Open Poetry Competition

Post by Terry » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:04 pm

Well done David
Also James and Shelley

I see what you mean about Sonnets Shelley,
Maybe a case of picking the right comp. where they will be appreciated I imagine?

Terry

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Re: Results of 2021 Adelaide Plains Open Poetry Competition

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:06 pm

Well done everyone - and great to see those familiar names coming up as well
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Re: Results of 2021 Adelaide Plains Open Poetry Competition

Post by Shelley Hansen » Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:40 pm

Thanks all - and yes, Terry, you are right about the sonnets. Very hard for a short poem to compete with longer entries, and impossible in a bush poetry competition.

I had entered a longer poem as well - interesting that the sonnet eclipsed it on this occasion.

Cheers
Shelley
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