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Arts Competition 2011

In the latter months of 2011, Torfaen Friends of the Earth organised an arts competition to celebrate the beauty of the South Sebastopol countryside. There were categories for poetry, paintings and drawings, and photography. Each category was divided into a section for those aged 16 and over, and another for those under 16.

Photograph of Ffion Sara Jackson with her prize

The overall winner was Ffion Sara Jackson, pictured above, for her poem ‘Please keep this Development on Hold

The winners of each category were:

PhotographTryfan Hobbs
Photograph (Under 16)Gavin Williams
Painting/PictureRuby Payne
Painting/Picture (Under 16)Beau Moss
PoemRobert Geoffrey Moore
Poem (Under 16)Ffion Sara Jackson

Carole Jacob, our coordinator, also wrote a poem, entitled My Little Bit of Heaven, expressing her feelings about South Sebastopol, which was not entered in the competition.