Well, that was an experience.
In December 2022, I was invited by Tameside Libraries and Culture to judge the inaugural Tameside Libraries Poetry Competition for secondary school students.
I know judges always say this, but I really, truly mean it: the standard of the poetry I read was incredible!
That said, for me, there was a clear winner. Well done, Jacob Thorley! Have a read of the first, second and third prize winning poems here.