Poetry Award

The 2018 competition:

Poet in residence and Queen's Gold Medal winner Imtiaz Dharker announced the winners of the third Walter Swan Poetry Prize  at the Ilkley Literature Festival on 11th October 2018. We will provide a link to the winners as soon as it becomes available. 



The 2017 competition: 

We were delighted to be sponsoring this for the second time with the Ilkley Literature Festival. Daljit Nagra, Radio 4 poet in residence, was the judge, assisted by the Wharfedale Poets.


Details of the winners, their poems and the feedback from Daljit can be found here:




The 2016 competition:

 The Walter Swan Trust was delighted to sponsor the Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Competition in 2016. Top poet Andrew McMillan was the judge of the competition, with assistance from the Wharfedale Poets.  Prizes of £200, £100 and £75 were awarded by Andrew and the winning poems were performed at the Ilkley Literature Festival on 16th October 2016.


Details of the winners and their winning poems can be found here: http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/posts/news/2016-walter-swan-trust-poetry-prize-results


Photos of the winners and Andrew McMillan appear in the gallery below. 





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