The Patana Poetry Prize, open to all Secondary students, has garnered an impressive range of submissions from Year 7 up to Year 13. This year’s theme, ‘Wilderness’, is in celebration of wild places and the rewilding of some parts of the globe following the impact of COVID, although students were encouraged to interpret this theme in any way they liked. This is the first time the competition has run in its full capacity for two years and while we cannot celebrate it ‘as usual’ in the Songkran assembly due to ongoing restrictions, we wanted to celebrate the winners here.
It was a very challenging decision to make as there was a wealth of high-quality poems on a range of interpretations. Thank you to all who submitted and congratulations to the three winners below:
In third place: Aya Haviv Buck (8R) with ‘Unbalanced Humanity’
In second place: Claire Kietduriyakul (9E) with ‘The Wilderness, it calls to me’
…and the winner of the 2022 Patana Poetry Prize is: Amanda Ljungberg (11W)
Please enjoy her beautifully crafted poem below: