We are delighted that Welsh writer and poet Eloise Williams judged the 2013 competition.
Eloise is a writer of poetry, fiction and plays. She is
widely published, has won several awards and completed an MA
distinction in Creative and Media Writing at Swansea University.
Having a BA Hons in Drama from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and a postgraduate Acting Diploma from the Guildford School of Acting she has also worked in theatre for the past fifteen years.
Born in Cardiff, Eloise spent her childhood years in Llantrisant at the head of the Rhondda Valleys and now lives and works in the beautiful West Wales town of Tenby.
Winner of The Marches Literary Prize for Poetry and Leaf Books Poetry Prize Eloise has also won acclaim for her poems with The Welsh Poetry Competition, Aber Arts Literary Festival, and Honno's Poem of the Month. She is delighted to have been asked to be part of Wales' first ever published Haiku collection and was thrilled to have her poetry performed at the Edinburgh festival by Shobna Gulati as part of the Body Gossip campaign.
Eloise's fiction was selected to feature in Honno's 25th anniversary celebration anthology which is a collection put together to show some of the best Welsh women's writing taken from commissioned anthologies of every decade of Honno's working life. She is currently working on her first novel entitled 'I am Peri'.
Her playwriting has seen her work at Chapter Arts, Swansea Grand Theatre, the Wales Millennium Centre and as a finalist in the Sherman Script Slam. She has been commissioned to write many community pieces and often works on theatre pieces for people with physical disabilities and learning disabilities.
In addition to her writing she has facilitated many workshops in both Creative Writing and Drama and has been a practitioner on the Literature Wales 'Write for Life' Prison Project.
Her acting work has taken her across the UK.
To visit Eloise's web site click here.
Note: Unlike some competitions where the judge never gets to see your hard work our judges read every poem submitted. We do NOT use any filter judges.
The poems will be judged anonymously to ensure a fair
competition and unbiased result and winners will be announced on
our website here as
well as in the local and national press.