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2016 Winners

This year’s slam final was a great success and would like to thank all of the finalists who took to the stage, you all did amazing!


We are delighted to announce that our overall winners and highly commended poets are...


Under 12s Winner

Kathryn Dudley (11) from Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Poem: I Tried...


Kathryn has won her height in books sponsored by Bloomsbury Education!


Read Kathryn’s Winning Poem Here



Highly commended

Thomas Frogson (11) from Tickhill, Doncaster

Poem: Out Of Nowhere


Archie Coulthard (11) from Liverpool

Poem: Denton The Diplodocus


12 Plus Winner

Elizabeth Skevington (17) from Oldbrook, Milton Keynes

Poem: Birthmarks Or Freckles


Elizabeth has won an amazing £500!


Read Elizabeth’s Winning Poem Here



Highly commended

William Boagey (15) from Dorking, Surrey

Poem: A Parable In Platinum


Afope Ogunremi from Dartford

Poem: Shackles


Poetry Rivals 2016 School Winner

Thank you to every school that took part in Poetry Rivals this year. We are pleased to announce that the school with the best set of entries and who have won £500 is...


Bishop Barrington School, County Durham

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