All 50 selections are published in The Yellow Book 2017/18:

The Yellow Book 2015  * P&P fee applies

 

Poetry The Yellow Book 2017/18 Entries Gallery
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View and read The Yellow Book 2017/18 online flickbook here…
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Congratulations to the 50 national winners published in The Yellow Book 2017 & the 14 winners that feature on The Audio Yellow Book music singles by Mark Morriss, Lucy Ward, Refuge & Tara Pasveer! Well done to everyone & thank you all for creatively expressing wellbeing!
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View the prize presentation for all 50 winners at The House of Lords here…
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The Selected Artwork & Photography – well done to all!

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‘It’s the third running of this great competition and the standard and quantity of entries improves year upon year. The quality of entries of art, photos and the resulting ‘Little Yellow book’ shows an uplifting and creative meeting of minds’.

Gary Hodges
Chair of the Art/Photography Assessor Panel

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The Selected Poems – well done to all!

I would not be without you by Katherine Owen

My Favourite Things by Andrew Barber

Mother Nature’s Daughter by Julia Goodfellow

Speak to me, Serenity by Susie Reynolds

Satisfaction by Francesca Baker

Allotments by Tony O’Dwyer

Creating, rocks! by Pauline Sweeney

The Joy in Baking by Jill Simpson

Thursday by Ashanti Wenham

Watching and Waiting by Zoe Lathbury

Yellow Flower by Darren Howes

I feel better when… by Gemma Voce

I feel better when by Joanna Watson

Down the valley and back by Jonathan Hill

Everything has a purpose by Ibrahim Mirza

Feeling Blue by Sue Melvin

Listen by Catherine Murphy

A Perfect Day by Mandy Brook

A pug in a hat by Gem Moran

Bed by Jitendra Bhatt

Mindfulness by Helen Washington

Mummy Glue by Nabeel Mirza

Running by David Parkin

Say by D.A.Prince

The River by Paul Rudman

I feel better as one by David Holloway

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‘Yet again, shortlisting and picking the final winners was made extraordinarily difficult because the standard of writing was so innovative, heartfelt, insightful and above all, uplifting. Poetry in the UK is alive and well!’

Lydia Towsey
Chair of the Poetry Assessor Panel

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The Music Winners

14 of the 50 winners have their pieces made in to the rethinkyourmind music singles and album:

The Audio Yellow Book will be available for download from 15-12-17.

View the winning music videos click here…

Please scroll down to view all of the winners work!

Our additional congratulations to the 3 selected entries who, in addition to being published in The Yellow Book will ALSO be featured on the music single of MARK MORRISS!

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3 winners selected for:

Christopher Bent - Shoreline

Shoreline
by Christopher Bent

the single cover artwork
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I would not be without you
by Katherine Owen

the lyrics for the ‘A’ side
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My Favourite Things
by Andrew Barber
the spoken word poem for the ‘B’ side
 

Our additional congratulations to the 3 selected entries who, in addition to being published in The Yellow Book will ALSO be featured on the music single of LUCY WARD!

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3 winners selected for:

Siyuan Ren - Rising from silt

Rising from silt by Siyuan Ren

the single cover artwork
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Mother Nature’s Daughter
by Julia Goodfellow

the lyrics for the ‘A’ side
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Speak to me, Serenity
by Susie Reynolds
the spoken word poem for the ‘B’ side
 

Our additional congratulations to the 3 selected entries who, in addition to being published in The Yellow Book will ALSO be featured on the music single of REFUGE!

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3 winners selected for:

Joe Noon - Sparks

Sparks by Joe Noon

the single cover artwork
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Satisfaction
by Francesca Baker

the lyrics for the ‘A’ side
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Allotment
by Tony O’Dwyer
the spoken word poem for the ‘B’ side
 

Our additional congratulations to the 3 selected entries who, in addition to being published in The Yellow Book will ALSO be featured on the music single of TARA PASVEER!

3 winners selected for:

Sue Bee - Peaceful

Peaceful by Sue Bee

the single cover artwork
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Creating, rocks!
by Pauline Sweeney

the lyrics for the ‘A’ side
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The Joy in Baking
by Jill Simpson
the spoken word poem for the ‘B’ side
 

Our additional congratulations to the 2 bonus selected entries who, in addition to being published in The Yellow Book will ALSO be featured as the front & back cover on the RETHINK YOUR MIND MINI ALBUM!

Project Single & The Audio Yellow Book

2 bonus winners selected for:

Carole Baker - The Milky Way

The Milky Way, Wales
by Carole Baker

The Audio Yellow Book album cover artwork
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Joy Gravestock - Blowing in the wind

Blowing in the wind
by Joy Gravestock

the Project single cover artwork
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The Assessor Panels:

Art & Photography Panel:
Gary Hodges, Keith Cooper, Jenny Escritt, Lucia Masundire, Steven Mcloughlin

Poetry Panel:
Lydia Towsey, Mellow Baku, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Adam Horovitz, Georgina Wakefield


Art & Photography:

‘It’s the third running of this great competition and the standard and quantity of entries improves year upon year. The quality of entries of art, photos and poems and the resulting ‘Little Yellow book’ shows an uplifting and creative meeting of minds’.

Gary Hodges
Chair of the Art/Photography Assessor Panel

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“I really enjoyed my chance to look through all the submitted works with the other assessors – the range of images we’ve selected will look superb in the new Yellow book”

Keith Cooper
Art/Photography Assessor

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‘I have loved being one of the judges for this Project, I have felt inspired and frequently humbled by the range and creative delivery of ideas relating to the theme. The winning entries are wonderful and reflect the diversity in media and approach of the entries this year.’

Jenny Escritt
Art/Photography Assessor

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‘I have really enjoyed selecting the artwork for the second time running. The submissions were of great quality and really fitted the brief, many inspired and uplifted and will make for a wonderful new edition of the ‘Yellow Book’.

Lucia Masundire
Art/Photography Assessor

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‘The quality of work was excellent this year, and choosing the winning pieces was a real challenge!  All the work featured in the little yellow book is incredibly valuable,   both to encourage others to use creativity as a way to make sense of their experiences and to  promote mental health awareness.’

Steven McLoughlin
Art/Photography Assessor

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Poetry:

‘Yet again, shortlisting and picking the final winners was made extraordinarily difficult because the standard of writing was so innovative, heartfelt, insightful and above all, uplifting. Poetry in the UK is alive and well!’

Lydia Towsey
Chair of the Poetry Assessor Panel

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‘It was a pleasure to read through such a great selection of poetry, enough for 2 or 3 little yellow books! We had to choose from so many well crafted and thoughtful entries.  All the chosen pieces speak from unique, inspirational perspectives in different ways and voices, of wellbeing, feeling better and being positive. Congratulations and many thanks.’

Mellow Baku
Poetry Assessor

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‘It’s always difficult to pick out poems for a competition, and particularly in the case of the Rethink Your Mind project, as there is such a swell of positivity in all of the poems. Happily this means that a difficult process is also a pleasurable one. A competition may have to have winners, but I really hope that everyone who submitted keeps writing, as every poem I read had something worthwhile to say.’

Adam Horovitz
Poetry Assessor

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‘it took me a long time to decide who the winners of this contest should be, the poems were all extremely good and inspiring congratulations to the winners and well done to you all.’

Georgina Wakefield
Poetry Assessor

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Thank you to all those who contributed, coached, supported, assessed and facilitated this project!