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u3a - Poetry Competition 2022

Poetry Competition 2022

 

Update - The deadline for submissions is now past and judging has now taken place - thank you to everyone who entered! 

This year, we asked for poems on the theme of ‘new’. Poems must be no longer than 16 lines, plus the title, and all are required to have a rhyming component. 

Entries have been assessed by group judges who have selected the top 10 entries. An overall panel of judges has selected the top three, which will feature in Third Age Matters.

The top 10 poems have been chosen and 7 of those are below in no particular order. Winners 1-3 will appear in Third Age Matters magazine and on the website here, after publication.

New

New

by Garry Boatman

Hillingdon u3a

Read Poem

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

by Tim Williams

Heathfield & District u3a

Read Poem

New Day

New Day

by Barbara Gregory

Stone Staffordshire u3a

Read Poem

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

by Marion Carson

Forth Valley u3a

Read Poem

A Swimsuit Sonnet

A Swimsuit Sonnet

by Sheila Merriman

Aylsham & District u3a

Read Poem

Living the Day

Living the Day

by Fred McIlmoyle

North Down & Ards u3a

Read Poem

'New Norm'

'New Norm' 

by Georgina Philips

Penicuik & District u3a

Read Poem

For further advice, support and news contact Marcia Humphries, u3a Subject Adviser for Creative Writing

Read last year's winning entries here Poetry Competition 2020