On Monday evening we held the award ceremony of our first Waltham Forest (Poets Corner) Poetry Competition. The theme was "A Bright Future". A number of the prize winners and highly and commended poets attended - two of the three winners of the main prizes were overseas (USA and Novia Scotia). There were four catagories: Overall winners with prizes of £300, £200 and £100: Local Poet and Young Poet each with prizes of £50, £30, £20 and a special award for the Top Local Young Poet £10.
Stow Bros sponsored the Local Poet prizes.
We think the competition was a success with over 400 poems from well over 200 poets from across the Globe. We intend to run it again next year as part of the borough of Culture Programme. If you have any idea for its format or competition theme we'd love to hear from you.