Ballarat Writers Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Martha Richardson Memorial Poetry Prize and the Pamela Miller Award.
The MRMPP, run every two years, was judged by Terry Jaensch. To read Terry’s comments, click here, and click on the entries to read the poems.
BWI thanks Terry for his insightful comments and all those who entered for their support, and offers congratulations to the winners and those highly commended.
First Prize ($1,000)
‘Bee Hives at Night‘ by Nathan Curnow, Ballarat East, VIC
Second Prize ($400)
‘Banksia‘ by Claire Miranda Roberts, Edinburgh
Third Prize ($100)
‘What Time It Is In Auckland‘ by Colin Montfort, Padbury, WA
‘Piano Concerto’ by Helen Bradwell, Williamstown, VIC
‘Burden’ by David Terelinck, Biggera Waters, QLD
‘Ibis Roost’ by Pippa Kay, Hunters Hill, NSW
‘The Georges Sand, Eliot and Lewes’ by Anne M Carson, Bonbeach, VIC
‘The Way’ by Damen O’Brien, Wynnum, QLD
‘Your Coma Is A Half Death’ by Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Padbury, WA
The Pamela Miller Prize is for members of BWI, with the winner chosen by the committee and the people’s choice by an online vote. The entries can be read at the Ballarat Flash website.
Judge’s Choice ($100): ‘Double Act’ by Polly Musgrove
People’s Choice (BW pen): ‘Spontaneity’ by Kirily McKellor