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Poetry competition winner in the frame

06 September, 2016
The winner of a poetry competition run by Specsavers in Burnham has been in to collect her prize
Poetry competition winner, Jacqueline Cooper (front), visits the store to pick up her prize

The team at Burnham-on-Sea Specsavers has welcomed a budding poet to collect her prize after winning the store’s poetry competition.

Run earlier this year, creative locals were asked to write poems no longer than 250 words based around the theme of eyes and sight. Following a flood of entries, Jacqueline Cooper was announced as the winner of the adults’ category for her humorous poem about the realisation she needed glasses and was presented with a £200 voucher to spend in store.

‘We were thrilled with the number of entries we had for our poetry competition and were blown away by the creativity shown,’ said Rama Venkat, store director. ‘The judging process wasn’t easy thanks to the quality of entries, but we were assisted by the head teacher of St Andrews School, Gavin Morris, who helped us make that tough decision.

‘We really enjoyed reading everybody’s poems but Jacqueline’s really stood out as a winner. It was a pleasure to have her in store to collect her prize.’

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