Following the enormous success of last year’s competition, which attracted over 850 entries. The Christopher Salmon Foundation, in conjunction with Wirral Libraries, launched the 2015 Poetry Extravaganza in September 2014 and closed for entries on 15/01/2015.

The theme of this year’s competition was "Light”. The competition was open to Wirral Adults and Students of all ages and we were delighted to receive 720 entries. Cash prizes were awarded awarded to both winners and runners up in each age category and all winners were invited to attend a workshop hosted the renowned local poet John Hughes and to an awards evening held at Bromborough Civic Centre in March . 

The overall winner of this years competition and Wirral's Young Poet Laureate for 2015/16 is Phoebe Thomas . Many congratulations to Phoebe , we hope that you thoroughly enjoy your year.
The 2015 Chris Salmon Poetry Extravaganza Anthology containing all the winning poems is now on sale for £5 and is available directly from the Foundation using the contact link above or from Wirral Libraries.

The winners in the each of the categories are as follows :-

Adults Prize winners

 1st Prize -Pat Minter

2nd Prize -Matthew Williams

3rd Prize - Ian Olsen

 Adults Highly Commended

Sadie Hand

Joy Hogg

Julie Lamin

 Age 16-18 Prize Winners

 1st Prize - Aimee Tyrrell

2nd Prize -Chloe Lythgoe

3rd Prize -Ben Pettitt

 Age 16-18 Highly Commended

Megan Cooke

Helena Houghton-Casella

Phoebe Watkinson

 Age 11-16 Prize Winners

 1st Prize - Phoebe Thomas

2nd Prize- Eilean MacDonald

3rd Prize - Xanthe Brennan

 Age 11-16 Highly Commended

Tamzida Begum

Finlay George Elliott

Megan Goacher

 Age 11 and Under Prize Winners

1st Prize- Casey Burton

2nd Prize -Issy Waldron

3rd Prize -Adam Davies

11 and Under Highly Commended

Tom Cockburn

Claire McGeoghegan

Ben Webb

Judges’ Special Award

Niamh Hayes ( aged 4)

Thank you to everyone who entered this year , the standard of entries was exceptional and many congratulations to all the prize winners and we look forward to receiving your entries again for the 2016 competition which will be launched in September 2015.



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