Received the Plough Prize results newsletter today. Nothing. Nowt. Zilch.
"The Plough Prize 2009 closed on November 30th with 2,090 entries overall. 1,035 of these were in the Open category, 541 in the Short category, and 464 in the new Poem for Children category - and if you're wondering why that doesn't add up to 2,090, it's because the rest were either disqualified or withdrawn and so didn't compete."
They publish a first long list, a second long list, a short list and then the one-two-three. Zippo.
Congratulations to Michael Farry for making the Long List in the Open Category with Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire.