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The Ontario Poetry Society Presents:
The Spring Peepers Poetry Competition 2022
Winners!

First Prize: "The Garden" by Richard-Yves Sitoski, Owen Sound, Ont.
Second Prize: "Late Spring" by Marianne Jones, Thunder Bay, Ont.
Third Prize: "Our Lady of the flowering" by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ont.

17 Honurable Mention awards
(n order of appearance in the book)

Waiting for Spring by Michelle Rule, Kelowna, B.C.
Another Spring Walker by Dave Bartlett, Parry Sound, Ont.
Spring's a Comin' by Lois Mary Hammond, Edmonton, AB.
Spring has an agenda all its own by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ont.
It's 6:30 a.m. Somewhere in the World by Richard-Yves Sitoski, Owen Sound, Ont.
At Sunset by Carl A. Lapp, London, Ont.
spring song by Marianne Jones, Thunder Bay, Ont.
Sidewalk by Marianne Jones, Thunder Bay, Ont.
Spring Trio by Jill Solnicki, Toronto, Ont.
Just Wondering by Mary Ruth Reed, Larder Lake, Ont.
Spring in a Tuscan Village by Roberta McGill, Orillia, Ont.
In the eye of the potato by Daniel MacFadyen, Perth, Ont.
The Blue Egg by John Morris, Ottawa, Ont.
Fledgling by Jill Solnicki, Toronto, Ont.
A Bird in the Hand by Bernice Lever, Bowen Island, B.C.
Into the Blue by David Stones, Stratford, Ont.
Eternal Love by Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, Ont.


Many thanks to the judge, Susan Ioannou who said it was most enjoyable to read and re-read
all the wonderful entries. She said it was tough choosing the final poems for prizes because
there were so many really good ones, so more Honourable Mention Awards will be offered in
the contest next time.