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Posted on: May 10th 2018

Poems & Photography - A Winning Combination!

Poetry Competition Winners 2018

Earlier this year the English and Art Departments launched a Poetry & Photography competition, focusing on the themes of Progress, Home and Bishop's Stortford College.  More than 150 poems were submitted to the English Department, who faced the tricky task of whittling these down to just 50, which were then judged by the award-winning performance poet Ian McMillan.  Ian, who also judged our Reading Competition at the Festival of Literature in February, selected the following poems as winners from each age range:

Joint Poetry / Photography Winner

Joshua C with How Times Have Changed

Art Competition Winners

4th Form

Conran C - Winner with My 1st Day.

Izzy S - Runner Up with The Expectation


Izzy G - Winner with Housefire

Damien Z - Runner Up with Pasta

Senior Entry

Anna B - Winner with Home

Harriet G - Runner Up with Thou Shalt Kill

Photography Winners

Photography Comp Winner u6 Harriet G Progress Photography Competition Winner L6 Heather C bsc

Harriet, U6, Progress & Heather, L6, Bishop's Stortford College

Photography Competition Winner U5 Rosie L progress Photography Competition Winner L5 Josh C combo

Rosie, U5, Progress & Josh, L5, How Times Have Changed

Photography Competition Winner 4th Tristan E home Photography Competition Winner 4th Jess L bsc

Tristan, 4th Form, Home & Jess, 4th Form, Bishop's Stortford College

Photography Competition Adrian Baker entry bsc

Head of Physics Adrian Baker, Bishop's Stortford College

The English Department would like to congratulate these students on the quality of their poetry which in all cases, was thoughtful, considered and creative.

Alongside these, the Time Capsule Committee also selected several poems to be included in the historical burial of the time capsule in October. The chosen students’ entries to be included in the capsule are: Paco W, Phil H, Charlie H, Catherine M, James M and an anonymous entry. Congratulations to these students also who will be able to read these poems when the capsule is opened in 50 years time!