It is with great pleasure that the Cowichan Foundation announces the winners of the First Annual Michael Coleman Poetry and Spoken Word contest. We were very excited to see so many young poets from our community enter the contest. This competition is a wonderful opportunity to honour our beloved Michael Coleman, who was so many things to our community, a founder of the Cowichan Foundation, and a passionate poet.
We know Mike would have loved all the spoken word and poetry entries! The judges truly had some amazing admissions to evaluate and we thank each and every contestant for their entry. Congratulations to the following winners:
1st Place ($2,500) – Grace Lavigne
2nd Place ($500) – Maia Cassie
3rd Place ($250) – Hanna Jenks
We look forward to next year’s submissions! The Cowichan Foundation is a proud supporter of Arts and Education in the Cowichan Valley.
President – Cowichan Foundation