After weeks of discussions, debates and deliberation, it is our absolute pleasure to announce the winners of our inaugural Elbow Room Prize 2015.
With over 650 pieces to consider and an incredibly high standard, our jobs as judges were almost impossible. As a reflection of the high numbers of exceptional Visual Art and Poetry entries in particular, we have decided to name some pieces that we think deserved a special commendation in these categories.
So without further ado, here is the list of winners:
1st Place - Jinyong Park - Daylight
2nd Place – JC Swindells - Look Mummy No Eyes
Joint 3rd Place – Alia Zaparova - A Line of Thought, Melanie Bush - Postcards from Home
Special Commendations: Alexandra Carr - Ice, Arthur de C. Wandeur - Lantern Magica
Shortlisted: Sally Jones - Everyone has a darkside, Alice Odilion - photographs, Eleni Cay - Intertwined, Abigail Thomas - Slide Book
1st Place – Nikki Robson - The house near Tullyhogue Fort
2nd Place – Elizabeth Breder – Cutlet
3rd Place – Catherine Ayres - To the Lighthouse
Special Commendations: Natalie Charlesworth - Confessions of a Spiritualist, Christy Hall - French Carp, Yvonne Reddick - Hare in Winter, Gram Joel Davies - Young Woman, Views of Chagall
Shortlisted: Simon Middleton - Confirmation, Beth McDonough - Fossils, Wes Lee - Manta, Eleanor Stewart-Pointing - The Stroke, Anthony Watts - Wren
1st Place – Elaine Chiew - Epidermis
2nd Place – Jan Carson – Still
3rd Place – Harry Denniston - The Coffin of Clement Chantier
Shortlisted: Jan Carson - Five Ways to Discover an Already Discovered City, David N. Martin - The Man at the Top
Our winners event – with exhibition, readings and live music - will be held 16th October at The Gallery On The Corner, Battersea, London. You can find out more about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/688853477882644/
All the prize winners will feature in our Competition Anthology, which is available to pre-order now from our shop
We'd like to take this opportunity to say a massive and heartfelt thank you to every writer and artist that has supported Elbow Room by entering our first competition. Your support is what keeps us doing what we're doing. Thank you.