Winners Announced for the Hay Poetry Competition 2022

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The winners of the Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition 2022 are as follows :

1st Prize – Michelle Pearce

2nd Prize – Jean O’Donoghue

3rd Prize – Jaz Slade

Congratulations to our winners and to everyone who submitted their work for our judge, Dr Jack McGowan. This year we had the highest number of entries and we must send our sincere thanks to Jack who has had a mammoth task reading and reviewing a slew of poems.

A full competition report will be published here in the coming days, but for now well done everyone!

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