Kings Heath Poetry Competition Winners

Posted on Tue, 26 Feb 2019 in: News Comments: 1

And the winners are...

As you may be aware, we have been hosting our first ever Poetry Competition! The only rule being that the poems had to be about Kings Heath in some way, shape or form. We were absolutely blown away by the quality of those entered!

The closing date for the competition was 1st February and Di de Woolfson from Cannon Poets picked 12 entries from the 83 that were entered. The shortlisted poems were then uploaded to a Facebook album with our Facebook friends being invited to 'vote' for their favourite poem by 'liking' the poem that they wanted to win, we also hosted Ballot Boxes throughout Kings Heath in local bars and cafes for our offline audience. 

The voting closed on Monday 25th February and the votes have been counted!

We are happy to announce the following winners (click through to read each poem):

  • Kings Heath Poetry Competition ‘Public vote’
    Iona Mandal for ‘Girl from Kings Heath
    Winner receives £75

  • Kings Heath Poetry Competition Judge’s selected winner
    Phil Banting for ‘Two Parks
    Winner receives £75

  • Winner in the up to 11-year old category
    Earl Martin-Shepherd for ‘The Homeless Man of Kings Heath
    Winner receives £20

  • Winner in the 12 to 14-year category
    Iona Mandal for 'Girl from Kings Heath'
    Winner receives £20

  • Winner in the 15 to 17-year old category
    There were no entries in this category

  • Winner from entries from Queensbridge School
    Skye Stone for 'Kings Heath'
    Winner receives £20

  • Winner from entries from Bishop Challoner School
    Josephine Potter for 'Sounds of Kings Heath'
    Winner receives £20

  • Winner from entries from Kings Edwards Camp Hill School for Girls
    Iona Mandal for 'Girl from Kings Heath'
    Winner receives £20

Congratulations to the winners! You guys are great poets and you know it!

Special thanks to Di de Woolfson for judging the competition, as well as to all that entered the competition and voted. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay abreast of all events, competitions and goings-on in Kings Heath. The poem entries will remain on our Facebook page, so if you didn't get a chance to check them out or you want to refresh your memory or just want to read them again, click here.


  • Julie Stone

    By Julie Stone Fri, 01 Mar 2019

    Congratulations to all who took part, read some lovely poem.
    Huge congratulations to my Great Niece Skye Stone x

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