1st Place Winner
Things in the Water We Cannot See by Chelsea Comeau (New Westminster, B.C.)
2nd Place Winner
In a Kobe Suburb by Alan Girling (Richmond, B.C.)
3rd Place Winner
Yggdrasil by Bill Arnott (Vancouver, B.C.)
Temosin by Leslie Timmins (Vancouver, B.C.)
Ticker Tape and Marching Parade by Bill Arnott (Vancouver, B.C.)
Unfortunately we did not receive enough submissions in the teen category this year. The poems that were submitted have been moved into the 2020 contest to be judged next year.
Fran Bourassa is a poet and contributing writer to numerous anthologies, including Breaking the Surface, the North Shore Writers Anthology, and most recently, Alive at the Centre, the Pacific Poetry Anthology and the acclaimed Force Field – 77 BC Poets edited by Susan Musgrave. Fran has won numerous writing contests, including at the Vancouver International Writers Festival, North Shore Writers Festival and Shuswap Writers Festival. She has been published in Literary Magazines including Sub- terrain. Fran gives writing workshops and hosts Word Whips, a monthly writing series for Pandora’s Collective at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver.
Jude Neale is a writer, poet, flash fiction author, opera singer, educator, editor and mentor. She was a finalist for the Canadian Pat Lowther award which recognized her for A Quiet Coming of Light. She is well known both nationally and internationally for her imagistic work. Her fourth book. Splendid in its Silence, was published in London, England. Jude and Bonnie Nish co authored their most recent collection, Cantata in Two Voices and launched it this fall. Jude has a wide range of judging experience. The Surrey International Writing Festival, the Pat Lowther Award, Raymond Souster Award, The FBCW, and CAA among others. She is delighted to immerse her self in Pandora’s international poetry competition.