The Stanley Spencer Poetry Competition: winners

Spencer finalJudges announce winner and runners up of The 2017 Cookham Festival Stanley Spencer Poetry Competition:

The Don and Jill Cawthorne Prize, cash prize of £2,500:
Rosie Jackson – “The Heaven That Runs Through Everything”

The Stationers’ Company Award,  cash prize of £500:
Ross Cogan – “Zacharias and Elizabeth”

The Maidenhead Advertiser Award, cash prize of £500:
Richard Robbins – “Christ Carrying the Cross”


Congratulations to all the winners!

To celebrate the awards for the Stanley Spencer Poetry Competition,  3 large pop-up display stands, each displaying one of the three prize winning poems are now on display in Holy Trinity Church, Cookham and provide an interesting perspective from which to read the poems. Everyone is more than welcome to drop in and read them.

Stanley Spencer Poems. An Anthology” contains not only the three prize winners, but 75 other poems which highlight the amazing quality of the over 200 poems submitted to the judges. Order your copy here.