opticians shop announces winners of poetry contest
winners of a poetry competition run by a Burnham-On-Sea opticians
have been announced this week.
in Burnham High Street launched the competition to coincide with
World Poetry Day during March and asked creative locals for poems
no longer than 250 words based around the theme of eyes and sight.
were thrilled with the number of entries we had in the competition.
Burnham obviously has a lot of budding Keats and Wordsworths in
its midst," Rama Venkat, store director at Specsavers in
Burnham, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
assisted by Gavin Morris, head teacher at St Andrews School C
of E Junior School, the judging was a tricky process due to the
quality of entries.
Cooper was eventually chosen as the winner in the adult category
(over 12 years) and was presented with a voucher for £200
to spend in store. Her humorous poem about the realisation she
needed glasses was a real hit.
Scarlett Puddy was the winner in the children's category, receiving
a selection of chocolate treats. Her poem was an observational
take on what goes on in Burnham which went down very well with
Venkat said: "We really enjoyed reading them all and it was
a tough choice to pick the winners but we felt Jacqueline and
Scarlett's entries really stood out. A big thank you to everyone
that took the time to enter and keep your eyes peeled as you never
know, it might be something we do again."