The New Zealand Poetry Society 2017 International Poetry Competition

Results out now.

See full judges comments.

Open Section judged by Cilla McQueen

First Place: ‘After the Cyclone’ Alexandra Fraser, Auckland

Second Place: ‘Sea Glass’ Margaret Moores, Auckland

Third Place: ‘Seeing Red’ Nicholas Williamson, Christchurch

Open Junior Section judged by Joanna Preston

First Equal: ‘hidden figures’ Joanna Li, Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland

First Equal: ‘This Is Just To Say’ Jett Fa’amalepe, Arrowtown School

Runner-up: ‘A City Built On The Forest’s Grave’ Pieta Bailey, St Andrews College Preparatory School, Christchurch

Haiku Section judged by Sandra Simpson

First Place / Jeanette Stace Memorial Award: ‘sowing mustard seed’ Margaret Beverland, Katikati

Second Place: ‘night driving’ Katherine Raine, Milton

Third Place: ‘whale migration’ Simon Hanson, Australia

Fourth Place: ‘our boots’ Jan Dobb, Australia

Fifth Place: ‘long wait backstage’ Catherine Bullock, Waihi

Junior Haiku Section judged by Nola Borrell

Overall winner and winner of the Primary/Intermediate Section:  ‘soccer pitch’, Tristan Barclay, NSW, Australia

Second in this Section, ‘tornado’, Phoebe Donald, Christchurch

The third-placed haiku: ‘winter’, Aine Molony, Christchurch


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