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Dr Olive Lamming Memorial Literary Competition 4 April 2006

    Results 2005

    The 'Olive Lamming' is an annual literary competition organised by the department. It is held in memory of the late Dr Olive Lamming who, in addition to being wife of the late Mr R L Lamming, a former consultant Surgeon at Noble's Hospital was also an active member of the Isle of Man Literary Society.

    The competition dates back to 1972 when the then President of the Isle of Man Literary Society, Mr R G Morton, donated a sum of money to establish a foundation to enable a literary competition to be held in perpetuity. The then Board of Education was asked to run the event and has done so ever since.

    Mr Morton's original donation received a welcome boost in April 1997 when the Isle of Man Arts Council's Literature and Film panel donated a further £2,500.

    The competition consists of three sections - fictional story, factual article and poem and judges for this year's event were Mrs Pat Corrin (wife of the former First Deemster and a former Board of Education member), Mrs Rachael Withington BA (Hons) (Head of English at SNHS) and Mr John Quirk (Isle of Man Newspapers).

    Prizes for the competition were presented by Hon David Anderson MHK, Minister for Education.

    Winners for 2005 were as follows:

    • 1ST: Miss S Reid - 'Unnatural Causes'
    • 2ND: Mrs M M Edwin - 'True Blue'
    • 3RD: Ms C A Kissack - 'Yellow'
    • 1ST: Miss S Reid - ' My Fathers Shop'
    • 2ND: Mr A Anstey - 'On The Other Hand'
    • 3RD: Mrs V Caine - 'The Man From the Pru'
    • 1ST: Mr J Penn - 'Shag Colony'
    • 2ND: Mr J Butler - 'Pushing Up Daisy'
    • 3RD: Mrs H Moore - 'Talking of Words'

    Pictured left to right: Mrs V Caine; Mrs H Moore; Mr Anstey; Mr Butler; Minister for Education; Miss Reid; Mr Butler; Mrs Edwin and Ms Kissack

    Olive Lamming winners
    Olive Lamming winners

    Details for the 2006 competition will be announced shortly after Easter and entry forms will be available from the Department.

    4th April 2006

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