Thank you everyone for your submissions. It has been a pleasure and a privilege for the judges to read the wonderful work of so many poetry lovers. The preliminary stage of the judging has been completed, and it should not be too long before the winners in both categories are chosen. I know how anxious you all are to hear the results, but the process needs to be treated with the reverence it deserves! It has been a delight to read all the entries, and the standard of writing has been excellent. A specially big thanks goes out to the teachers who encouraged their pupils to submit their poems, and also to the writing clubs which have been doing an outstanding job in promoting our favourite form of writing!

Hopefully the winners will be announced soon.

Blessings to all of you in these difficult times.

The McGregor Poetry Competition Committee