Calderdale Ted Hughes Writing Competition
Calderdale Council and The Elmet Trust are pleased to present The Calderdale Ted Hughes Writing Competition 2012.
This incorporates the sixth Calderdale Short Story Competition as well as the Elmet Poetry Prize and the Ted Hughes Young Poets Award, both running for their fifth year.
The competition closed Friday 6 July 2012 and the winners are now announced:
The Calderdale Open Short Story Competition 2012 winners
Judges: Louise Doughty and Sarah Savitt.
- First prize: Madeline Parsons for Ursula’s Acolytes;
- Second prize: Douglas Bruton for Walk Don’t Run;
- Joint runners up: Julia Brady for Quiet and Liz Xifaras for The Offering.
The Elmet Poetry Prize 2012 winners
Theme – Stages
Judge: Kathleen Jamie.
- First prize: R J Powell for Owls at Dusk;
- Second prize: Julie Mellor for Substrata;
- Joint runners up: Elizabeth Barrett for There Were Good Things That Happened That Day Also and Tom Jameson for Slamming the Years.
The Huddersfield University Yorkshire Prize for the best poem in the competition by a poet living in Yorkshire.
- First prize: Noel Williams for Signal to Noise;
- Second prize: Winston Plowes for Segments;
- Third prize: Julie Mellor for Substrata.
The Ted Hughes Young Poets Award 2012 winners
Theme - Stages
Judge: Andrew McMillan.
- Winner: Jasmine Simms for Stranger;
- Runners up: Ruby Mason for Unfinished Symphony and Isobel Turner for The Argument.
- Winner: Sarah Underwood for My Life on a Stage;
- Runners up: Barnaby Morgan Evans for Flow and Georgie Eaton for The Stages of Life.
- Winner: Rachel Poels for Oak;
- Runner up: Aiysha Alli for A Flower’s Life Chorus.