The results for the Aval Ballan poetry competition. I am a runner up! Yeah! 🙂
It is 31st July at last and all the judging and deliberating has been done. The judging wasn’t easy, often the judges were not entirely unanimous about individual poems, and it often seemed a pity that they were not able to double or treble the number of runners-up. On the process of judging and the overall quality of the poetry, the judges made the following comments.
Lesley Haycock and Victoria Devaney:
The process of reading the submissions for the competition has been extremely enjoyable, challenging and difficult, all at the same time. The process required that we, as the creators of the artworks, set aside any intentions or feelings we may have had whilst painting and look at look at the images from the perspective of the poet. What inspired this particular poem? Does the poem give us a new understanding, a new insight, a new ‘feeling’ about the…
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