From one hundred and seven entries, down to eight. We have to decide today on the top six. It won’t be easy. There are some stunning entries; they all have something to offer. But there are some unfortunate typos, punctuation errors, little details that a young poet or author needs to become hyper-sensitive about. But then, given the nature of the competition, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the little things that other judges may penalise by concentrating on the bigger picture, be it the theme, the words themselves, the tone, the pace.
One hundred and seven entries; three judges.
Will we be so off the mark that we cannot agree?
My heart is in my mouth.
Watch this space ….