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Competition Winners

Our Year of Listening Competition closed at the end of October and we are now delighted to be able to announce our winners!

We were fortunate enough to have Prof Louise Welsh, Dr Carolyn Jess-Cooke and Dr Elizabeth Reeder from the Creative Writing/ English Literature department at the University of Glasgow judging the poetry and short story entries. Many thanks also to Ian Dawson, Picture Editor for Express Newspapers for judging the photography category.

Participants were asked to enter a short story, photo or poem which answered the question 'What does listening mean to you?', in the most thoughtful, original and self-explanatory way. You can see the winning entries from Rosie, David and Peter below.


WINNER, SHORT STORY - Rosie Baillie, Dundee

'What does listening mean to you?'


Rosie Baillie Resize (1)


WINNER, POEM - David Moffat, Glasgow


David Moffat Resize (1)


WINNER, PHOTO - Peter Lewis, Peterhead

'Sound of Music'

Peter Lewis Resize


The winners have been sent their MP3 player prize and will also have their entries featured in a special 'Year of Listening booklet' which will be available in the coming months.


Well done to everyone who took part, also a mention to the following participants who were commended by the judges for their entries:



Runner-up - Leslie Gladman, 'All Ears'

Honourable mentions:
Toni Parks 'Hear Me, See Me'
Kelly Donaldson, 'Through the Square Window'
Adam Scott, 'Listening'



Runner-up - Pat Sutherland, 'Listen'

Honourable mention:
Susan Robinson, 'To all the professionals out there...'



Runner-up - David Spinks, 'Never forget Srebrenica'