We are delighted to announce the winners of our Sutton Parks Lockdown Poetry Prize. We had 60 entries into the competition and the judges were very impressed with the overall quality of the submissions. The poems were judged anonymously by two published poets from the Sutton Writers Group.
Congratulations to the 3 winners, each awarded a prize of a £50 book token:
- Heather Honour winner of the over 18’s category with her poem; ‘30th December in Beddington Park’.
- Eleanor McSherry winner of the 12-17 age category with her poem; ‘Flying’.
- Corrina Nesbitt Gibbons winner of the Under 12’s category with her poem; ‘Treasured Time in Precious Parks’.
Parks have been a lifeline for many people this year and the competition has given people an opportunity to express what parks have meant to them during this time. Throughout lockdown parks have provided a space to breathe, an escape from our four walls, helping to restore our mental and physical health. Many people have a new found love for their local greenspace, others appreciate parks more than ever. The winning poems express these sentiments.