The Christopher Salmon
Poetry Extravaganza

List of the winners for Chris Salmon Poetry Extravaganza 2018

Many Congratulations to all this years winners (listed below) who were invited to attend a poetry workshop with the wonderful and inspiring local poet John Hughes. They were also invited along with their guests to attend an awards evening which was held on Friday 16th March at Birkenhead Town Hall, the evening was hosted by and included performances by John Hughes.

Certificates and cash prizes were awarded to all winners in each age category and The Mayor of Wirral ,Councillor Ann McLachlan and her consort Mr Bill McLachlan were attendance. An anthology containing all the winning poems is now available for sale for £3  from either Wirral Libraries or by contacting the Chris Salmon Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of the anthology will go towards funding the 2019 competition, which will be launched in September 2018. The Theme for the 2019 Poetry Extravaganza will be "Heroes".

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting the winners at both events and thank everyone who took part this year, as we received nearly 1100 entries all of outstanding quality which made the judging and selecting the winners a very difficult task for our esteemed judges. We look forward to receiving your entries for 2019 later this year.

Pictures from the awards evening can be viewed here

Age 7 and under

1st – Ava Warburton  
“Memories of Granny”  
Hoylake Holy Trinity C of E School 

2nd - Rex Mason-Home
“Memories of Grandma” 

3rd – Alexandra Barnes 
“Ne Hao“
Mendell Primary School

Highly Commended  
7 and under

Kate Ball 
“My Big Memories” 
Stanton Road After School Club

Kaiden McMahon 
Mendell Primary School

Age 8-11

1st – Adam Moschopoulos 
Greasby Junior School

2nd – Megumi Hoshiko 
Higher Bebington Junior School

3rd - Hannah Turner 
“In Memory of my Dog” 
Church Drive Primary School

 Highly Commended 8-11

Charlotte Williams 
“Scilly Memories” 
West Kirby Primary School 

Age 11-13

1st - Molly Nash 
“The Last Day of June” Weatherhead High School

2nd - Victoria – Rose Marie Jane Sherlock 
“Do You Remember “
Birkenhead High School Academy

3rd - Georgia Birch 
“I’ll Remember You” 
Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Age 11-13 Highly Commended

Klara Kurasinski 
“In Perfect Harmony “
St. John’s Plessington Catholic College

Poppy Ward
“A Bag of Nerves” 
Upton Hall School FCJ 

Age 14-16

1st - Penny Earp 
Wirral Grammar School for Girls

2nd - Amy Robinson 
“Living Room” 
Wirral Grammar School for Girls

3rd – Beth Heale 
“Version Five” 
Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Highly Commended 

Ben Wallace – 
Calday Grange Grammar School

Emma Cooke – 
“Dying Memories of Me and You “
Wirral Grammar School for Girls.


Age 16+

1st – Mel Heale 
“To Remember? Or To Forget” 2nd – Erica Mathers 

3rd – Chandana Das 

Highly Commended 16+

Olivia Calverley 
“I Know”