Competition placings include:

  • Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize, 2019 – joint runner-up
  • Wolverhampton Literature Festival (WoLF) poetry competition, 2019 – winner
  • Holland Park Press, 'Brexit in Poetry' competition, 2019 – winner
  • The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry, 2018 – highly commended
  • Forward Prizes for Poetry, 2018 (industry prize; nominated by "The Fenland Reed") – highly commended, Best Single Poem category (for "The woman who married an alchemist")
  • Primers (Poetry School / Nine Arches Press), 2018 – longlist
  • WoLF Poetry Prize, 2018 – shortlist (two poems)
  • The Winchester Poetry Prize, 2017 – commended
  • The Frogmore Prize, 2017 – shortlist
  • Poetry on the Lake, 2017 – highly commended
  • York Mix, 2017 – shortlist
  • Cafe Writers' Poetry Competition, 2016 – commended
  • Cannon Poets' Sonnet or Not, 2016 – highly commended (one further poem commended)
  • Live Canon Poetry Competition, 2016 – shortlist
  • Winchester Poetry Prize, 2016 – commended
  • York Mix, 2016 – highly commended
  • Mslexia, 2015 – finalist
  • William Blake Poetry Prize, 2015 – winner
  • Culpepper’s Remedy art-themed poetry competition, 2014 – shortlist (two poems)
  • The New Writer’s Fairy Tale Sonnet competition, 2014 – runner-up
  • ‘SaveAs Writers’ Shakespeare-themed competition, 2013 – runner-up, short fiction category
  • Poetry Kit stories-themed poetry competition, 2013 – highly commended
  • Poetry on the Lake (formal category), 2013 – highly commended
  • Poetry on the Lake (formal category), 2012 – runner-up
  • Tyrangle Poetry competition, 2013 – shortlist (x 2)
  • Perform Poetry’s Seasons-themed competition, 2012 – highly commended
  • Perform Poetry’s ‘Revisited’ competition, 2012 – runner-up
  • Ware Poets’ Open, 2012 – commended
  • Cannon Poets’ ‘Sonnet or Not’, 2012 – commended
  • Forty Hall poetry postcard competition, 2012 – winner
  • Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize, 2011 – winner
  • BAZ Theatre Company poet-in-residence – shortlist (x 2 of 10)
  • Poetry on the Lake (formal category), 2009 – shortlist
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