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Chester Cathedral Young People’s Poetry Competition 2022

Canon Missioner and Vice Dean, Canon Jane Brooke, and Poet in Residence, Julia McGuinness are delighted to announce the winners of our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition.

And the winners are…

16-18 years category:

1st – Awakening as strange mercy
by Amy Shin, Aberdeen

2nd – A Microcosm
by Laoise Corrigan, Belfast

3rd – I dreamt I was a plastic bag
by Kerenza Gibbs, Taunton
19-25 years category:

1st – Nativity with Foxes
by Beattie, Wallasey Village, Wirral

2nd – Sports Field
by Rachel Jung, Godstone, Surrey

3rd – It’s a Tuesday Morning
by Alice Watkinson, Chester
Download our Young People’s Poetry Competition booklet here to read the winning pieces and discover more about our winners.