Young Poets and Storytellers

Young Poets and Storytellers

This competition has been spreading its wings for many years, thanks to the efforts of its founder, our good friend John Livesey.  We will be awarding the John Livesey Cup every year in his honour.

He would have been delighted to meet the 2022 winners:


Age 9 – 11

1st Prize – The Wonders of the Forest by Jacob Davison (Mitcheldean Primary)

2nd Prize – Our Planet by Sophia Williams (St White’s Primary School)

3rd Prize – Dday Poem by Chase Boyes (Pillowell School)

Highly commended – The Climate Crisis by Trinity Bevan (St White’s Primary School)

Age 12 – 13

1st Prize – Society’s Standards by Hailie Miller (Wyedean School)

2nd Prize – Box Caterpillar by Dexter Bridges (Newent Comprehensive)

3rd Prize – Meteor Showers by Ben Morcombe (Wyedean School)

Highly commended – Not too late by Rosie Durston (Wyedean School)

Highly commended – Forest by Ashanti Nakum (Wyedean School)


Under 11 yrs

1st Prize – Moonlight Boy by Emily Fennell (St White’s Primary School)

2nd Prize – My Life by Tommy Broadbery (St White’s Primary School)

3rd Prize – Bots Adventures by Levi Frowen (St White’s Primary School)

Highly commended – A Sea of Tears by Evelyn Williams (St White’s Primary School)

Highly commended – The Lost Bear by Sammi Trillo (St White’s Primary School)

Highly commended – The Rise of the Antarctic Empire Part 1 by Joseph Auld (Blakeney Primary School)

Over 12 years

1st Prize – Trudge by James Arnold (Wyedean School)

2nd Prize – Warsaw by Liam Evans (Monmouth Boys School) 

3rd Prize – Romantic Disaster by Chris Chan (Monmouth Boys School)

Highly commended – The Storm at Sea Chloe Burke (Wyedean School)

Highly commended – T.E.A. by Nikolai Cherapanov (Monmouth Boys School)

Congratulations to them all!  And please don’t forget to enter the competition again this year, with the prize-giving ceremony set for Saturday 15th July.

We have still been unable to contact four of our 2021 winners. Please follow these links to those poems, and we would be delighted to hear from the winners to congratulate them:

Dear Mother Nature

Dear Earth

Mutiny Against The Asphalt

Climate Crisis

Please respond to, and we look forward to hearing from you!