Winners of the 2018 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition
The 2018 competition on the theme ‘Secrets’ was judged by John Fuller, Christopher Reid, and Peter McDonald. The winners were announced at an event in Christ Church.
The first prize of £3,000 was won by Taraneh Peryie (Bristol Grammar School), with the poem ‘Richard’. Second prize and £1,000 went to Lucy Thynne (Lady Margaret school, London), with the poem ‘untold secret to my mother’, and third prize and £500 went to Robbi Sher (Highgate school), with the poem ‘A Secret No Longer’.
The were three highly commended entrants who received £250 each – Annie Fan, Miranda Green, and Ziqi Yan (respectively Rugby High School, Wells Cathedral School, and Westminster School).
In addition to individual prizes, the students’ schools and colleges also receive cash prizes of £150 and the three prizewinners are eligible for a place on the Tower Poetry Summer School.
Read copy of the booklet with the top six poems of the 2018 competition here.