Winners Announced 2022!

The winners of the International Welsh Poetry Competition 2022 have just been announced by judge, John Evans.  The contest, which was started in Pontypridd in 2007 has been running for 16 years and is the biggest in Wales.

The 2022 Competition

1st Prize     Cross Words – Jennifer Hetherington (Australia)

Jennifer Hetherington is an Australian author and artist who holds a degree from Griffith University in Communications (Creative Writing and Screen Studies). Jen was delighted to have her short story “In Random’s Wake” shortlisted and published in the Lane Cove Literary Awards 2019 Anthology.

2nd Prize   Ukraineing Up for WW3 – Paul Hawkes (Wales)

3rd Prize    eagles nesting in oaks above the bluff – Mara Adamitz Scrupe (USA)

Highly Commended

4th    Hearing Bashō – Rod Whitworth, Oldham

5th    Loop – Aldona Kapacinskaite, Milan, Italy

6th    Grus – Mark Totterdell, Exeter

7th    Finally – Felicia McCarthy, Rush, Ireland

8th    Harold – Damen O’Brien, Wynnhum, Australia

9th    The Coursing: New Year’s Day – Ann Leahy, Drumcondra, Ireland

10th  On the red list – Glen Wilson, Portadown

11th   Sapped – Anne Marie Connolly, Edinburgh

12th  Time-lapse Footage – Thomas Larner, Neston

13th  Drôle de guerre – Sally Spedding, Ammanford

14th  Circles – Jonathan Greenhause, New Jersey, USA

15th  On the mountain – Isobel Thrilling, Skipton

16th  Filled with white feathers – Louise G Cole, Ballaghaderreen, Ireland

17th  Seafront – Mike Pullman, Hope Valley

18th  The powerful owl is listed as vulnerable – Denise O’Hagan, Northbridge, Australia

19th  The currency of love – Steve Garrett, Cardiff

20th  Killing Hares – Lisa Parkinson, Ystrad Meurig

More on the ‘Winners’ page.


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