#9Realms Kennings Poetry and Norse Picture Title Competition Results 2015

7 May

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19 poets, 25 artists, 3 musicians and a Viking boat 

Supported by Arts Council England and Supported by Norfolk County Council

 

Competition Results for the #9realm Kennings and Art Competitions

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Firstly,  I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who delved into the realms of kennings, art and Norse Myth for our first two competitions that ran alongside the second week of our Indiegogo campaign for our boat.  Jamie, Kate and I really appreciated your enthusiastic and creative responses. Thank you for making the second week of our Indiegogo campaign so dynamic and creative! A big thank you to Jamie and Kate for being competition coordinators too. 

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Without further ado, as they say,  here are the results of James Mackenzie’s Art Title Competition:

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Picture Title

viking_longship_painting

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Winner: 

Sonja Seear  ‘Den Stille før Stormen’ @Sonja_Seear

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Congratulations Sonja!

You will receive our multimedia event DVD jammed packed with the poetry, art and music from The Nine Realms. The DVD is in the process of being made. We’re about to edit the first half of the realm poetry mp3s together.  I’ll be in contact with you with the details.

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Other Favourites

Simon Burrows ‏’Sailing On The Tide’ @SimonJBurrows85 

Lou ‏ ‘Allience’ @CatchNCause

Amira ‏ ‘Dancing on Waves’ @ElissarMalak

Jim C Mackintosh [ ken the billow maidens fury ] ‏@JimCMackintosh

Abigail Hamilton ‏ ‘Njörðr’ @amelievondollar

R J Spencer ‏’Sea Swallows’ @vagantes_poeta 

Edda ‏ ‘Battle with the invincible God’ @sokaelgato

Bernie Dowling ‏’Under the Mast’ @bentbananabooks 

Yvonne Marjot  ‘Riding South on the Salt-road’ @Alayanabeth

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Congratulations Everyone!

By way of a thank you, I would like to offer all of the creatives listed above and indeed the winner (and any  other creative who entered),  a showcasing opportunity on ArtiPeeps (Weekend Showcase) which also comes along with a FreeSpace (3 slots in a cluster). It would be lovely to have your work on ArtiPeeps. If you would like a showcase do get in touch via @ArtiPeeps If you haven’t heard about what we do, here’s a link to our brochure with full details:

https://goo.gl/jqtAmu

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Kennings Micro Poem Competition

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Winner:  

Yvonne Marjot @Alayanabeth

South on the salt-road, the sea striders
ferry warfare to the wave fields
drift down brine slopes to deal the blade kiss

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Congratulations Yvonne!  

You will receive our multimedia event DVD jammed packed with the poetry, art and music from The Nine Realms. The DVD is in the process of being made. We’re about to edit the realm poetry mp3s together.  I’ll be in contact with you with the details.

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Other Favourites

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Shirley Golden ‏@shirl1001 

They grow restless as
the air-thief rolls to ripples,
Other realms glitter,
far across the salt-store.

Kenneth@k_e_nn_e_t_h

These saw~toothed slayers,
Pierce blunt~dagger fields,
Fruit of godless black-stews,
Risen from Earths bowels.

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Orjan Westin @Cunobaros  

The keel-road calls / the oarmen go
The wives have waved them off.
To fish-field plough / the silv’ry hoard
Bring home.

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Lynsey Hansford @redhairdoula  

I can seldom believe
that this cold-carpet
impeding my ascent
to the cloud-dweller’s tip
once danced freely in the sky

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Kay Buckley@KayLBuckley 

My steps explore the stone-dale,

forgetting my love in the whale’s veil

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Boiarski @Boiarski 

Climb the sky wall, claw over the crags
of the snow catcher, down to the stone
water and the solid spray of winter sea.

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Simon Beavis @ashortstay 

On the green-curve
we stood still – just for a minute
with gorse trees burning more gold
under the big blue kestrel-hold

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Julie Corbett@juliecorbett21

wind-gobbler,water-hammerers /making for safe harbour / ears waiting for word-stringers / seaborne makers of myth

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Alexandra Clare ‏@_AlexandraClare 

Hard~handled skull~splitter, held
To the spinning steel, sparks flying
So ravens can redden beaks…

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Congratulations Everyone! 

By way of a thank you, I would like to offer all of the creatives listed above and indeed the winner and others who entered, a showcasing opportunity on ArtiPeeps (Weekend Showcase) which also comes along with a FreeSpace (3 slots in a cluster). It would be lovely to have your work on ArtiPeeps. If you’d like to take up this opportunity you can contact me via @ArtiPeeps. If you haven’t heard about what we do, here’s a link to our brochure with full details:

https://goo.gl/jqtAmu

Equally/and,  if you’d like to get in contact with Kate about her webzine opportunities  ‘Three Drops from a Cauldron’ do contact her her here:  .

 

Thank you so much for your interest and do watch out for the results of the next two competitions.

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 Vikings Ahoy!

Please do checkout our Indiegogo Campaign Page: 

http://igg.me/at/the9realms

 

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3 Responses to “#9Realms Kennings Poetry and Norse Picture Title Competition Results 2015”

  1. Gill Offley May 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    What fantastic competitions and entries – a joy to read!

  2. Brenna Layne May 7, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    So fun to read–there is something magical about kennings, and about how the writing of them links us to a distant yet still-vital past.

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