Haldimand County Public Library announces winners of 9th annual April Poetry Contest

The Haldimand County Public Library has selected the winners of their 9th annual April Poetry Contest. The contest saw a great response from the community with more than 200 submissions from individuals across the County.

This year’s theme—Back to Nature—asked entrants to express through poetry how nature impacts and inspires them, how they connect with nature, or how their actions affect the natural environment. Winners were awarded across five categories based on the writer’s age.

An awards ceremony and poetry reading will be held at the Jarvis Branch on Monday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Library would like to extend a special thank you to their local sponsors, whose generous donations helped make this contest possible: The Selkirk Lions, the Women’s Institute-Haldimand District, The Friends of the Dunnville Library and The Friends of the Jarvis Library.

2022 Winners

Primary (Kindergarten-Grade 3)

1st & 2nd – Peyton Bosch
3rd – Lily Wooloff

Junior (Grade 4 – Grade 6)

1st – Lyla Yager
2nd – Ava Silva
3rd – Roman Maccallini

Intermediate (Grade 7 – Grade 10)

1st – Reese Vanderwier
2nd & 3rd – Lincoln Vanderwier

Senior (Grade 11 – Grade 12)

1st – Madison Barlow

Adult (age 18+)

1st – Christine McClung
2nd – Sarah Butcher
3rd – Rebecca Clifford