The Winners Of The Sixth Annual Bangor Poetry Competition Are Announced.

42771254_10155932947858951_7124881226829135872_nThe votes have been counted and we are over the moon to announce this year’s winners of The Bangor Poetry Competition- with poems written on the theme of ‘Love’.

Overall Winner  –  Mary Charteris  –  ’47 Love’

Runner Up  –  Norman Meharry  –  ‘Mammalia’

Third Prize  –  Ann- Marie Foster  –  ‘Daisies’

Fourth Prize  –  Marion McDowell  –  ‘Dandelion Prayer’

Fifth Prize  –  Brian McGettrick  –  ‘The Fall of Folly’


Highly Commended Poets

Trish Bennett  –  ‘Blue Moon’

Glen Wilson  –  ‘Hearth (For Rhonda)’

Anchal Ashi Baniparsadh  –  ‘Do I Love You?’

Maurice Devitt  –  ‘Missing You’

Janice Booth  –  ‘The Coming of a Child’


Commended Poets

Laura Cameron  –  ‘Selfie’

Robin Holmes  –  ‘Knitting’

Iain Campbell  –  ‘The Captain’s Daughter’

Mairi McCurdy  –  ‘Message from the North’

Ruth Foy  –  ‘A Lacing of Love’


The poets on this list will have the opportunity to read their work and be presented with their certificates and prizes at The Aspects Literary Festival Closing Event at The Blackberry Path Art Studios on Gray’s Hill in Bangor, Co Down on Sunday 30th September 3-5pm.

Their work shall also be featured in the Aspects Edition of The Bangor Literary Journal.



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