The annual Poetry Competition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Gibraltar Chronicle, attracted a total of 184 entries. The awards were presented on Tuesday 9th November 2021 at 4.30pm at GEMA Gallery, Montagu Bastion.

The Overall Prize of £1000 has been awarded to Mark Montovio for his poem “Inkululeko”. 

 

 

 

The category winners are as follows:

 

Adult Winner: Martin H – “Like a Pack of Wolves”

Runner up: James McNally – “The Age of Invisible Monsters”

Highly Commended: James McNally – “The Eye of the Work”

 

Best Spanish Poem: Anna Maria Breen – “Sin Querer”

Runner up: Amanda Clarise Ferrary – “Un Amor Gitano”

Highly Commended: Teresa Mascarenhas – “Llueve”

Highly Commended: Jackie Villa – “Canta el Gallo”

 

School Years 11 – 13 

Winner: Matthew Navas – “Ah, White Butterfly”

Runner Up: Hannah Koessler – “Stay Behind Cave”

 

School Years 8 - 10 

Winner: Siddarth Lakhiani – “Brotherhood and Dice”

Runner Up: Siena May Lee – “Screenagers”

Highly Commended: Michael Piris – “The Teen”

 

School Years 6 - 7 

Winner: Miriam Natasha Ramagge – “Mani”

Runner Up: David Verdes Pachkoria – “Power of Dreams”

Highly Commended: Dexter Rhys Michael Murphy – “The Gods”

 

School Years 4 – 5

Winner: Krishaa Lakhiani – “Greyback Beauty”

Runner Up: Poppy Grace Down – “Autumn in Gibraltar”

The Overall winner received a £1000 cash prize and a trophy whilst the entry for the Best Poem in the Spanish language received a £50 voucher and a trophy donated by the Ministry of Culture. Both winners also received a 3-month Chronicle subscription kindly donated by the Gibraltar Chronicle.

The winners in each school year category also received a trophy donated by the Ministry of Culture, as well as a £30 voucher and pen kindly donated by the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Entries obtaining Runner-up Prizes and Highly Commended will be receiving corresponding certificates from the Ministry for Culture and a pen kindly donated by Gibraltar Cultural Services.

All winning entries will be published in the Gibraltar Chronicle.