Poem 'Soldiers in Love' Named Winner: Honourable Mention in the Winning Writers War Poetry Contest 2009
Awarded the 2009 Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary from the Scottish Arts Trust to travel to the Aeolian Isles and write a collection of poetry based on Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Leeds Peace Poetry Competition
Runner-up - Adult Category
The Ten Shortlisted Poems
An Article on the Competition in the Yorkshire Evening Post
Awarded a Scottish Arts Council grant to realise a collaboration between composer Martin Parker, artist Anna Chapman and JL Williams.