List of the winners for Chris Salmon Poetry Extravaganza 2018
The winners (listed below) are being notified and will be invited to attend a poetry workshop with the wonderful and inspiring local poet John Hughes. They will also be invited along with their guests to attend an awards evening which is being held on Friday 16th March at 7pm at Birkenhead Town Hall, the evening will be hosted by and include performances by John Hughes.
Certificates and cash prizes will be awarded to all winners in each age category and Lady Mayoress will be in attendance. An anthology containing all the winning poems will be available for sale on the night and afterwards from either Wirral Libraries or by contacting the Chris Salmon Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of the anthology will go towards funding the 2019 competition, which will be launched in September 2018. The Theme for the 2019 Poetry Extravaganza will be "Heroes".
We look forward to meeting the winners at both events and thank everyone who took part this year, as we received nearly 1100 entries all of outstanding quality which made the judging and selecting the winners a very difficult task for our esteemed judges.