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The Poetry Trials

The Poetry Trials Winners

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

Top 4 Finalists


Amy Berton - Aftermath


Emma Qerkexi - The Death Of A Poem


Matthew Wagstaff - Words


Megan Massey - The Carnivorous City


Congratulations to our school winners too!


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

Autumn Term 2015 Finalists

Spring Term 2016 Finalists

Summer Term 2016 Finalists