Translink 'Life's Better' Haiku Competition
Across September 2014, Poetry NI, Community Arts Partnership and Translink teams up to launch a national haiku competition, as part of Translink's Life's Better campaign.
The winning entries were Karen Mary Legrand, Stephanie Conn, Ciara McGuigan and David Braziel. Each of the poems were displayed in Translink bus and train stations across the province.
You can hear Stephanie, along with one of the judges, Poetry NI's Colin Dardis, be interviewed on Good Morning Ulster about the competition, here.
Translink #SmartMoves Poetry Competition
Poetry NI teamed up again with Translink to run a series of themed weekly poetry competitions throughout April 2015.
As part of Translink's 'Smart Moves' campaign, three poets were chosen to have their winning poems printed as broadsides with our publishing wing, Pen Points Press. Entrants were encouraged to try writing their own poem whilst drawing inspiration from their travels with Translink, using three weekly themes of ‘smart moves’, ‘destinations’ and ‘sustainability’.
Peter Adair, from Bangor, was our first winner with 'Long Journey'. Peter describes his poem as "a word journey, imagined, but Belfast Central would be the ideal setting for a brief or long encounter."
Emma McKervey, from Holywood, won week two with her poem ‘Leaving the Holywood Halt for Bangor.’ Emma’s poem was inspired by the train journey between Holywood and Bangor.
Elisabeth Öhlböck, from South Belfast, was week three's wiiner with ‘Friendship is Hope.’ Elisabeth’s poem was inspired by her journey on the Metro 5 bus, crossing Queen’s Bridge.
Each winner received travel vouchers and ten copies each of their broadsides, which were also distributed by Pen Points Press throughout Northern Ireland.
Read the winning entries at http://www.translink.co.uk/poetrycompetition/