Poetry Judge’s Report

by Kathy Miles Competition Judge It was a real privilege to be asked to judge this year’s PENfro Poetry Competition, and I very much enjoyed reading all the entries. The standard was exceptionally high this year, and I’d like to offer congratulations not...
Poetry Competition 2017 results

Poetry Competition 2017 results

  The 2017 PENfro poetry Competition: The Results PENfro Poetry Competition Judge’s Report It was such a pleasure and privilege to be invited to adjudicate the PENfro Poetry Competition (English entries) this year, and to read and ponder on the hundreds of...

First Chapter competition 2017 results

  2017 Penfro Festival First Chapter Competition The final results The results of the Penfro First Chapter Competition for 2017 are as follows – First, Jack Burns with MisconceptionSecond, Julie Holden with The TenantThird, Joan Ellis with Guilt There were...
2015 Poetry Winners

2015 Poetry Winners

Guest judge Katherine Stansfield said: “Judges of writing competitions can be relied upon to say, in their summing up, that the standard of entries was very high. I’m afraid I have to reiterate this staple of judging comments for the PENfro poetry competition,...
2015 Memoir Winners

2015 Memoir Winners

Guest judge Cecilia Morreau said: “It was a joy to read so many of these memoirs, so touchingly written, poignant and personal. To find a final group for the commended and winners was particularly tricky. Judging Memoir competitions cannot be a matter of comparing...
2014 Poetry Competition Winners

2014 Poetry Competition Winners

Judge Dr Alan Kellermann said: “The winning poem strikes a difficult chord: it’s playful without sacrificing intellect. I was further impressed by the author’s ability to sustain a conceit and to achieve such crisp imagery while resisting the urge to...