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The Epic Proportions Poetry Competition
Winners List - 2016


First Prize: TransCanada by Alvin G. Ens, Abbotsford, B.C.

Second Prize: Blindsided by Kathryn Robertson, Kitchener, Ont.

Third Prize: Contemplative Light by Jan Wood, Big River, Sask.


3 Honourable Mention Awards (In alphabetical order by last name)

Scarborough - A Love Poem by Jeevan Bhagwat, Toronto, Ont.

In Lieu of an Ode by Donna Langevin, Toronto, Ont.

These Made-in-Canada Psyche-Stirring Imagination Blues by J.J. Steinfeld, Charlottetown, P.E.I.


10 Judge's Choice Awards
(in no particular order)

Hush by Douglas Pugh, Haliburton, Ont.

Inner Planetary by Ronda Wicks Eller, Mitchell, Ont.

Last Words by Susan Ioannou, Toronto, Ont.

Loosen Winter's Hold by Owen Wagg, Huntsville, Ont.

Maria's Garden by Anne Duke Judd, Port Elgin, Ont.

Painfully True by Steve Stokl, Newmarket, Ont.

Risk by Ed Woods, Dundas, Ont.

Taking the Poetic Pilgrimage by Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, Ont.

Waterloo Sunset by Douglas Pugh, Haliburton, Ont.

willow by Karen Sylvia Rockwell, Belle River, Ont.


Many thanks to our Judge, Bernice Lever, who read and re-read each and every poem before choosing the winners. 80 poems were entered into this contest.