19 June 2023
GSA received over 1000 entries this year to its Creative Writing Award!
‘Let Me Put You On Speaker’ caught imaginations across the nation as girls sent in super sonnets, victorious villanelles, and heavenly haikus in poems that celebrate female friendships. Thanks to every girl who entered, and to the passionate and wonderful teachers and Heads who have shown such care and passion in their support of this award.
Every poem was read by our judge Karen McCarthy Woolf FRSL, and we can now reveal the winners and runners-up are as follows:
Huge congratulations to our winners:
📣 Year 3-6 Hamna – Withington Girls’ School
📣 Year 7-9 Bethan – St. Francis’ College
📣 Year 10-13 Annabelle – St Catherine’s School, Bramley
And to our worthy runners-up:
📣Amelie – St. Francis’ College
📣Seraphina – Bute House Preparatory School
📣Caoimhe – St Augustine’s Priory
📣Imogen – Withington Girls’ School
📣Ishani – Bedford Girls’ School
📣Katie – Queen Anne’s School
We were delighted to hear each of the winners perform their pieces at GSA’s Summer Briefing even in London last week – you an read all of the winning poems and the Karen McCarthy Woolf piece written for GSA here.