As we published The Poetry Trials books at the end of each month, the best poet in each book won a copy of the book they featured in and became a finalist.
Once all the books in the series had been published, our editorial team and independent judge selected their Top 5 Poets from all the finalists. Congratulations to the Top 5 poets; Amy Berton, Emer Stevens, Emma Qerkezi, Matthew Wagstaff and Megan Massey, who each created a video for their poem. Their videos were open to a public vote during January 2017.
The prize for The Poetry Trials Champion is a fantastic Apple bundle of an Apple MacBook Pro, Beats by Dre headphones and a 35mm Apple Sports Watch!
Emer Stevens - Paint
Matthew Wagstaff - Words
Megan Massey - The Carnivorous City
1st Prize - £1,000
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School For Girls, West Midlands
Published in The Poetry Trials – From Pen to Paper
2 x 2nd Prize - £500
All Saints School, South Yorkshire
Published in The Poetry Trials - The North East
Mayville High School, Hampshire
Published in The Poetry Trials - The South East
4 x 3rd Prize - £250
ACS Egham International School, Surrey
Published in The Poetry Trials - South East Voices
Highsted Grammar School, Kent
Published in The Poetry Trials - Kent and The Poetry Trials - Voices of the Future
Hull Trinity House Academy, Yorkshire
Published in The Poetry Trials - Yorkshire Poets
St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Technology College, West Midlands
Published in The Poetry Trials - Across England, The Poetry Trials - Voices From The West Midlands and
“The Poetry Trials - The West Midlands