Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition: the winners!

Illustration: Alex Foster

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the winning and commended poets in the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition!

We received over six hundred entries from young poets across the UK, and it was an extraordinary challenge to narrow down the many brilliant poems we received to the final two winners and twelve commended poets.

Chair of judges Daljit Nagra said judging the competition was a “heartening and uplifting experience”:

“the entries were so interesting. Many poets had managed to incorporate details about the actual events which included arrows flying and bodkins at the ready. Many wrote with nationalistic fervor about the justice of battle while others lamented the tragic loss of lives caused by the battle.”

Primary Category


‘Bodkin Arrow’ by Jake Talbot


‘The Splendid Longbow’ by Monica Selzer

‘Outcast’ by Gilda Hanson

‘The Difference’ by Charlie Lambert

‘The Arrow’ by George Evans

‘The Helmet’ by Roahn Mohindru

‘Battle Tears’ by Margaret Black

Secondary Category


‘From Alice’s Perspective’ by April Egan


‘Agincourt’ by Sam Williams

‘Agincourt through a Crow’s Eyes’ by Freya Upton

‘Sigh’ by Barirah Ashfak

‘Land speaks at Agincourt’ by Matilda Houston-Brown

‘The Eve of St Crispin’s Day’ by Colette Spaul

‘The Troubadour’s Song’ by Nirvana Yarger

Thank you again to all who entered, and huge congratulations to the winners!

Our thanks also go to the Agincourt 600 charity for supporting this competition. The Agincourt 600 charity supports international friendship and understanding, commemoration, knowledge and shared heritage. To find out more, visit or contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Published March, 2016

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