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The competition attracted 63 entrants, whose poems reflected this year’s theme, "New Scotland".
Poets were asked to explore, in English or Scots, how Scottish culture has evolved and how it transforms when it comes into contact with other peoples.
The youth competition, Rap Like Robbie, was judged by Dunedin poet Jilly O’Brien and members of recently deceased poet Donna Young’s writers’ group. The competition for Published Poets and Unpublished Poets was judged by Robert Burns Fellow Becky Manawatu and the University of Otago’s Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies Liam McIlvanney.
First place for Rap Like Robbie went to William Ashton with his poem Different.
In the Unpublished Poets category, Tessa Crack won with Glimmerings.
The first prize for Published Poets went to Kerry Lane’s Uisge, which means "water" in Scottish Gaelic.