The 2021 Adjudicator was Anne-Marie Fyfe. Her full adjudications on the winning poems were given at the awards ceremony, and were also printed in the anthology.

Crabbe Competition 2021 Results

1st Prize 

Colony Collapse Syndrome
Nicola Warwick

2nd Prize

Half-term Week
Eleanor J Vale

3rd Prize

Sunday Dinner at Konigstrasse
Cro Page

Highly Commended

Leaving Kangeq
Diane Jackman

A Moment Like This
Timothy Waller


Richard Whiting

John Vaughan

I let the sun
Jen Overett

Waiting for a diagnosis
Pamela Job

What I learned from reading the back of a detergent packet
Roger West

Déjà vu
Sue Wallace-Shaddad

Remembering the Burren
Anne Boileau

Ghost with a Hammer in his Hand
Cro Page

Birch Airfield Composting Centre
Sara Impey

Angela Locke

The Typhoon in the Double Bass
Christopher James

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