Sunday 18th May at 8.00pm

Chalfont St Giles Parish Church HP8 4QF


Literary Competition Prize Giving

The prizes were presented by Dr David Starkey

The literary competition linked to the Festival covers three age categories:

11-14, 15-18 and 19-22; and two classes: poetry and prose.


Entries to the competition have been submitted on one of the following themes:

All’s fair in love and war (Forrest)

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it (Wilde)

Peace hath her victories no less renowned than war (Milton)


Poetry Prize Winners (11-14 years):

1st  Lucy Carver: 'The Graveyard'.

2nd  Aleesha Offside: 'Harmony'.

3rd  Maria Horrocks: 'The Realities of War'.

Poetry Highly Commended (11-14 years):

Amy Battmann: 'A Thing is Not Necessarily True Because a Man Dies For it'.

Holly Baker: 'Follow the Heart'.

Poetry (15-18 years):

1st  Katrina Vasey 'No Less a Lie'.

Prose Prize Winners (11-14 years):

1st  Lucy Worts: 'That Rainy Day'.

2nd  Ellen Walkin: 'A New Strand in Time'.

3rd  Nicola Cleary: 'The Arrival'.

Prose Prize Winners (15-18 years):

1st  Miranda Le Good: 'Racing Snails'.

2nd  Findlay Harnett: 'Presidential Musings'.

3rd  Emma Collins: 'The War We Must Win'.

Prose Prize Winners (19-22 years):

1st  Sophie O'Connor: 'Exurgency'.