2016 Patron’s Prize for Poets

The results for the 2016 Patron’s Prize for Poets Competition are now available. At the Awards Celebration on 16 July 2016 the judge, Liana Joy Christensen, gave out some valuable feedback and we had the opportunity to hear the finalists’ work. Thank you to all who entered their poems and keep writing.

Link to Judge’s Report

PPPC 2016 Winners

From left to right: Shey Marque (Commended); Rita Tognini (Highly Commended); Madeleine Tingey (First Place); Shane McCauley (Commended); Competition Judge, Dr Liana Joy Christensen; Ross Jackson (Highly Commended & Third Place) and; Emily Siggs (Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth)  

Results

  • First Place was awarded to Madeleine Tingey for ‘In the Suburbs’
  • Second Place was awarded to Marjorie Lewis-Jones for ‘Paddle a Glass Lake’
  • Third Place was awarded to Ross Jackson for ‘Four Reflections in Plate Glass off King Street’
  • The Novice Poet Award went to Judy Winchester for ‘Root and Branch’
  • The Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth went to Emily Siggs for ‘Tuesday Mornings’

Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:

  • Dave Drayton for ‘Fences’
  • Ross Jackson for ‘Humanless Places’
  • Christopher Ringrose for ‘The Road to Damascus’
  • Rita Tognini for ‘The Same’

Four Commended Certificates went to:

  • Shane McCauley for ‘Gabirol’s Golem’
  • Shey Marque for ‘A Geranium Grows in the Wall’
  • Shey Marque for ‘Chasing Cello Joe’
  • Damen O’Brien for ‘The Saturday Afternoon Football Call’