We had a record number of entries to our competition this year and competition was very tough for all concerned. Our judge Clare Pollard has now chosen the winning poems which will appear in the next extended issue of South Bank Poetry.
1st Prize Gare du Midi by Paul Stephenson
2nd Prize Baristas of East London by Sarah Gibbons
3rd Prize Jellied Eels by Robert Peake
4th Prize End of the Season by Claire Collison
5th Prize The Melting Moments by Ellen Cranitch
Limehouse to Mudchute by Ian McEwen
Transfer Friday at QPR by Victoria Bean
London Bridge by Selina Rodrigues
Rye Lane Calls by Gillie Robic
Soho Hens by Kathy Pimlott
Approximately 40 more poems will be chosen from
Clare Pollard’s longlist, to supplement the ten
prize-winning and commended poems, in an
extended , combined spring and summer issue
18 of SBP. It will be published in the summer
and launch readings will be held in London.
We will not be publishing the longlist.
You will be contacted by 20th April if any of
your poems have been chosen. If you haven’t
been contacted by then, you can assume you
haven’t been included.
Do not be too disappointed as 544 poems were entered, and the standard
was high. A big thankyou to everyone who
entered the competiton. Your interest and
support is very much appreciated