Adjudicator Louise Cole, Editor at Firedance Books and Director of White Rose Media Ltd., gave us some very valuable insights into the skill of article writing, including crucial differences between objective reporting and opinion pieces. That done, she detailed the strong and weaker points of each entry before delivering her judgement.
In third place was Peter Hicks with his thought provoking piece on stress. Alma Williams came second with an unusual slant on the necessity of making a will; how to ensure the future of her grey African parrot. The winner of the Jack Moss trophy was Maggie Cobbett for her thoughts on boosting a writer’s income with the proceeds from ‘fillers’. Maggie wishes that she hadn’t blinked when the photograph was taken!