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Delighted to announce the winners in the GMB Fellowship poetry competition 2017. Thanks to Christine De Luca for judging, and thanks to all who entered - the poems are varied, intriguing and excellent!

Magnus section - adults
First Emma Grieve Gunhilda’s legacy
Second Kate Rambridge edge (St Magnus and the axe)
Third Barbara Stevenson I walk, you sailed

Highly commended Fiona Sanderson Magnus
Commended Elizabeth Hourston Waystop

Also shortlisted: Fraser Dixon, Edward Barclay

Poem for Stromness
Winner Fiona Sanderson Boat people

Highly commended Jeanne Bouza Rose You just can’t get a lid on it…
Commended Barbara Stevenson They ca’ ye Hamnavoe
Commended Rod Whitworth Pier Arts Centre

Also shortlisted: Jean Gibbon, Alasdair Flett, Phyllis Ashburn, Fraser Dixon

12-15 years
Magnus Section
First Julian Beale Magnus
Second Caitlin Muir What have I done?
Third Frideswide Clackson Thora

Highly commended Lauren Seatter Magnus on Egilsay
Commended Arran Walker What Magnus Saw
Commended Hjordis Hanton Butchering a lamb

Poem for Stromness
Winner Daisy Golder Stromness memories

8-11 years
Magnus section
First equal Magnus Gee Magnus
First equal Joseph Barnby Magnus

Poem for Stromness
Winner Joseph Barnby Shopping Week
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Joy KenwardWell done Babs. I want to see your poem!

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Greta YorkeWell done Babs! Didn't you do well!!!

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Kathryn MartinWell done Jean. X

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Irene McCreathWell done Jean

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Julie RitchWell done Babs Stevenson

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