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Winners announced - Oriel Davies Open Writing Competition 2017

Oriel Davies are thrilled to announce the winners of the Oriel Davies 2017 Open Writing Competition, which will be celebrated at  an event coming up on 24 February at the Gallery.

This time the competition invited writers to submit poetry and prose on the theme of Water.  

The judges, celebrated nature poet, Chris Kinsey and the Young People’s Laureate Wales, Sophie McKeand had an enjoyable yet tough challenge reading through the many entries to chose the winners, as well as those with special commendations. See list below.

Celebration event

The Poetry and Prose winners as well as many of those special commended will be coming together to celebrate the works at a special event at Oriel Davies.

This will take place on Saturday 24 February, 2.30-4pm, hosted by Chris Kinsey. Tickets £3  (free to competition entrants).

Booking essential as places are limited - 01686 625041, desk@orieldavies.org.

Poetry winner:

Water - Nicky Hetherington
Poetry specially commended (in no particular order):

Lumb Bank Valley  - Jennifer Waring
Low Above the Trees - Alan Hawley
When it rains… - Sarah Leavesley
Plastic Oasis (Reno) - Sarah Roberts
Rowing in a Celtic four man boat - Ruth Roberts Owen
Water  -  Peter Timmins
Canal  -  Kathy Biggs
Waterbirth  -  Natalie Holborow
Plaiting a poem - Jan Wallis
Prose winner:

Swimming Lessons  - Menna Siwan
Prose specially commended (in no particular order):

Something in the water remembers  - William Sullivan
Shelley Winters didn’t make it  - Pat Edwards
Tears, Sweat or the Sea - Kathy Biggs
Legacy ponds and cooling water - Alice Brook
Watershed  - Caralinda Jefferies
Red Velvet Poochie  - Tarie Carlyon


Published 22 January 2018
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