June Challenge: Wishing I Was There?

The June Challenge

Deadline For Entries: 28th June 2020

Winners Announced: 1st July 2020


The Results:

Well, there were so many postcards to read, it proved to be a heavier job than I thought and in the end I decided that perhaps we should do a wee anthology of the ‘Shortlist’ as well as produce the postcards for the chosen three.

So I am pleased to say that ‘Wishing You Were There?’ will be published later this Summer, containing poems from:

  1. John Priestley
  2. Annie Maclean
  3. Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon
  4. Romina van Maaren
  5. Darren J Beaney
  6. Nigel Kent
  7. Jane Avery
  8. Margaret Royall
  9. Sadie Maskery
  10. David Mark Williams

The three ‘Winning’ poets who additionally will see their poems immortalised on one of our beautiful ‘Postcards From The Hedge’ are:

  1. Sadie Maskery
  2. David Mark Williams, and
  3. Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon

Thank you again to everybody that entered!

The Challenge:

Summer is upon us and whether that means that we will be allowed to enjoy any kind of holiday or or not is very much in the lap of the gods, which is a little odd but it did make me think about holidays when I was younger. There were no flights to the sun from our house, instead a “General” week at a Pontins in Weston super Mare or Brixham, 7 hours stuck roasting in the back of a VW Beetle as we queued across the pre-M5 country playing ‘How many red cars can you count?’ and ‘Who can make the Polo last the longest?’

The Challenge this time then, is to write a holiday postcard, perhaps of times gone past or maybe to reflect the here and now and what a holiday could look to be like this Summer. It is entirely up-to-you.

The Prize:

Three winners will see their poems produced as postcards and receive a wodge of the cards for their very own.

How to Enter:



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