2012 Mervyn Peake Awards: The results are in
6 July 2012
11th annual Mervyn Peake Awards take
place today in London.
The 3 category winners – in art, photography and poetry –
along with highly commended entrants are gathering together, at
Merchant Taylors' Hall in London, to celebrate their
The winners of the 3 main categories are:
- Art: Sylvia Hogg, for her painting, Mary
Stamford Lifeboat House Rye Harbour (picture: above)
- Poetry: Amanda Crane, for her poem,
- Photography: Peter Jones, for his photograph,
See the full list of winners, highly
commended entries and special mentions.
Celebrating the creativity of people with Parkinson's
The Mervyn Peake Awards celebrate the creativity of people with
Parkinson's in the categories of art,
photography and poetry.
Those that enter are a shining example of determination and courage to not let Parkinson's get the better of them.
Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
Presented by Chocolat author Joanne Harris, the awards are
organised by Parkinson's UK and judged by the Peake family, in
memory of the late illustrator, writer and poet Mervyn Peake
(1911-1968), who had Parkinson's.
Joanne Harris said:
"I am delighted to be supporting the Mervyn Peake Awards again
this year. Those that enter are a shining example of determination
and courage to not let Parkinson's get the better of them.
"I hope they will all continue with their creative outlets and
that their works will inspire others."
Paul Jackson-Clark, our Director of Fundraising who hosted this
year's awards, said:
"The Mervyn Peake Awards are not only a celebration of
creativity, but an inspiring example of the amazing things that can
be achieved despite Parkinson's. People with Parkinson's often tell
me that having a creative outlet helps them live with their
"We are grateful to everyone who has taken part and hope their
success will inspire others."
Congratulations to everyone who entered.