Creative in the Time of Covid: The Results

Entries are now CLOSED! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. Now, the moment you've been waiting for... the results! Scroll down to see the amazing winning entries.

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Firstly, we'd like to say a huge THANK YOU on behalf of RISE to everyone who got involved and entered. These are challenging times for us, so all your support has gone a long long way and is very appreciated. We're thrilled to hear you had fun getting involved in the Creative in the Time of Covid competition, whilst supporting our vital services.


Art winner: Billy Fitzpatrick!

Entry 2 titled Do Your Part

Runner up: Cathy Phillips!

Cathy entry
Creative in the Time of Covid: The Results
Jake Spicer: "It was a privilege to be able to judge the Creative in the time of Covid competition for RISE - it is always a challenge to compare work, especially when so much thought and emotion have clearly gone into some of the pieces submitted. The artworks that I have selected for first and second place speak about the challenges of the time that we are living through. Thank you to everybody who submitted work."

Poetry winner: Gwendoline Coates!

Poem titled 'The New Bikini'

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Runner-up: Katherine Simmons!

For the Brave

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Music winner: Neor Nachev!

Song titled Metaplatonic

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Metaplatonic lyrics

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Short story winner: Claudine Rane!


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Runner-up: Andreea Duke!


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So, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to all of our incredible winners! We would also like to say a big thank you to our amazing star judges - Jake Spicer, Laurie Black, Rosy Carrick and Alexandra Heminsley who had the tough job of judging all the brilliant entries.