Competition Winners ‘We Love Sussex Poetry Book’ – Out Now.

We love Sussex and we know you do too, so we asked children aged between 6 and 16 years old to write poems about why they love this amazing county.

We are also lucky enough to have three amazing guest judges, Jacqueline Wilson, Jill Hucklesby, and Dr Ollie Minton.


The Winners

We had over 250 entries which gave the judges a really tough job of selecting the winners. The winners’ poems have been brought together to create the ‘We Love Sussex Poetry Book’  which are being sold at £5 each, to generate funds to help the Sussex Cancer Fund with their work.


And the winners are:

Lydia Millicent MacNaughton
Katyayani Devidhar
Liam Court
Eloise Stephens
Nina de Waal
Leo Houben
Imogen Godden
Rebekah Holloway
Andrew Oddy
Oliver Davis
Audrey Smith
Edward Newby
Sophie Harris
Charlotte Harris
Hayden Rooken-Smith, Charlie Simpson & Jacob Gosnell
Charlotte Smith
Chae Goff
Maisy Sell
Evie Colwell
Katy Pilling
Eireann Brady
Lola Relton
Rose Pepper
Matilda Bondsfield

Congratulations and thanks to all our winners, you should all be very proud!

However, while not everyone could be winners the judges selected some additional entries that were worthy of a ‘Special Mention’, either for their great illustrations, creativity or because they showed a fantastic effort.

Special Mentions:

Genevieve Joy Scott-Massey, Sophie Walton, Isobel Dyke, Chloe May Blick, Sebastian Busby, Emily Smith, Valentino Jakac, Samuel Harriott, Frieda Johanssen, Alice Such, Louise & Angela Griffiths.

Well done and thank you to everyone that took part and if you would like to buy a copy you can do so here: Poetry Book