Arts at Home Competition

The results are in!

At Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust we’ve collaborating with a number of prestigious cultural partners to launch this fun and thought-provoking ‘virtual festival of creativity’ that you can access from wherever you are… our Arts at Home Competition.

We have a history of working with a wide range of cultural and community partners to promote the health and wellbeing benefits that can be gained through participation in creative arts.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 it will come as no surprise that most of the cultural and creative activities we usually provide through The Life Rooms, other Mersey Care venues and our many partners have not been possible in their usual way for public safety reasons.

We want to thank everyone who took the time to create and submit a piece for the Arts at Home Competition. We hope that taking part and enjoying a creative activity helped bring you joy during these unprecedented times. After much consideration, our judges have decided and the winners for each category are below.

Well done to our winners and highly commended entrants! Thank you to everyone who took part!

Read on to discover the winning and highly commended entries!

Category- Songwriting

Winner: Timothy Stone

Title: The Road Home

Highly Commended: Chris Kirby

Title: Come to The Life Rooms

What our Songwriting judge had to say

Category: Documentary Photography

Winner: Wendy Michaels

Title: Virtual Walking

Highly Commended: Susan Cunningham

Title: Une Flaneuse, One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, Three for a Girl

What our Documentary Photography judge had to say

Category: Open Arts

Winner: Andrea Power

Title: Jean Therapy

Highly Commended: Simone Lister

Title: From My Yard, 2020

What our Open Arts judge had to say

Category: Poetry

Winner: Joanne Cunningham

Title: The End of Isolation

Highly Commended: Stephanie Murphy

Title: Thoughts at Home

What our Poetry judge had to say

Category: Short Stories & Reflections

Winner: Timothy Stone

Title: Charlie

Highly Commended: Kath Harper

Title: Chez Nous

What our Short Stories & Reflections judge had to say

Category: Playwriting

Winner: Emily Parr

Title: Unmuting

What our Playwriting judge had to say