Wildlife Poetry Competition 2022 Winners

2022 poetry anthology vol 7Congratulations to all the Winners of our Wildlife Poetry Competition 2022!

We were delighted to reinstate our Barn Owl Trust Poetry Competition after a two year absence. This year, due to the gap created by the pandemic, we asked the Editor of Dartmoor Magazine, Sue Viccars, to judge the competition. She was delighted to be our Judge and spent many happy hours reading fifty five poems out loud until she decided on the winners.

The theme of this year’s competition was ‘Inspirational Nature’ and our poets came up with some great entries. The standard of the poems submitted was, as in previous years, remarkable and it was a hard task, according to Sue, to select the overall winner, runners up and those who were highly commended.

As we have done before, we have put the winning and commended poems and a selection of the other entries into our Wildlife Words Anthology – Volume 7. We do hope you will buy a copy and enjoy the inspirational verses that we’ve been privileged to read.

Grateful thanks to everyone involved, we really appreciate all your creativity and hard work.

This year’s talented winners are:

1st Place:
Jennie Holvey: Do Foxes Drive Ferraris
2nd Place:
Hazel Mitcheson: Butterfly’s Song
3rd Place:
Ginnie Cox: Swift
Highly Commended:
Heather Buswell: My Corner of the Earth
Lily Penfold: The Origin of Toes
Mark Page: The Tree
Michael Newman: Song of the Earth
Pippa Ebel: Blackberry Picking
SallyAnn Ling: I’m Not Lying, Honest


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