We're very excited to be able to announce the winners of our Doric Meadows Poetry Competition that we ran as part of the Save our Magnificent Meadows project.
There were three categories in the competition – 11 and under, 12 to 18 years, and 19 and over – which closed on 30 May. The esteemed judging panel of Jean MacKinnon, Les Wheeler and Robbie Shepherd were tasked with selecting a first, second and third place in each category and were really impressed with the quality of entries.
To hear some of the winning poems, come along to Loch of Strathbeg on Saturday, which is National Meadows Day, for our Meadows Celebration.
Without further ado, here are the winners, in reverse order and starting in the youngest category:
11 and under:
In third place was Kacper Wisnieki with a poem titled Meadows
In second place was Sarah Downie and Finlay White with a poem titled Afa Bonnie Meadow
And in first place was with a poem called The Meadows was Martha Fowlie!
This is Martha’s poem:
12 to 18 years:
In third place was Faye Addison with a poem titled Meadows
In second place was Darya Ogston with a poem titled Colourful Poem
And in first place was with a poem called The Meadow was Bruce Webster!
The judges also chose to award a commendation in the 12 to 18 category for Monty Duncan’s poem The Meadow. It could not be judged as part of the main competition because it was not written in Doric, but the judges felt it should get a special mention.
Here is Bruce’s winning poem:
Last, but not least, 19 and over:
In third place was Doug Hay with a poem titled Fit like wid it bi?
In second place was Gordon M Hay with a poem titled Ley Grun
And in first place was with a poem called Memories o a Meadow was Anne Groat!
Here is Anne’s winning poem:
For more information about the Meadows Celebration on Saturday visit rspb.org.uk/lochofstrathbeg.