longlisted for the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year for 'Night Light'
'Incipient' has been highly commended in the Penfro International Poetry Competition
'Cinnamon Girl' has been highly commended in the Penfro International Poetry Competition
'Harriet Shelley speaks to Mary Godwin in her dreams' was longlisted for the Segora Poetry Competition
'Au Moulin de la Galette' has been shortlisted for Poetry on the Lake and also longlisted for the Fish competition
'In the Line of Fire' was highly commended in the Sentinel Quarterly Poetry Competition
The poem 'Personifications of Time' was awarded second prize in Arts Richmond Roger McGough Poetry Competition 2019
The 6th Five Words International Poetry Competition for 2018-2019, run by O’Bheal in County Cork, has been won by Mary Anne Smith, and the shortlist includes not only the current Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Derek Sellen, but also two former holders of the post: Gill Laker and Steve Xerri. Mary Anne, Derek and Gill are all active members of SaveAs Writers.