Judge No 1 . Tony Quarrington
Lived in Folkestone since August 2016, and has a MA in Anglo-Irish Literature (Leeds) as well as a BA (Hons) in English & European Literature
Former career civil servant
Poet, author and tour guide
Writer of prose and poetic pieces on Folkestone
Currently writing book on the history of the Old High Street
Co-chair of Write by the Sea (in Folkestone) writing group
Created & runs Folkestone Walking Tours

Judge no 2 . Karen Marwood . Write by the Sea and blog Karens World
She is a writer and prolific reader lives in Folkestone and studied at Canterbury Christ Church University
Presently she is writing a book and as well as some short stories.
Last year Karen read total of 72 books for authors and publishers.

Judge no 3 . Michele Sheldon Lives in Folkestone and works as a journalist/editor. She has a BA Joint Hons Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham She is an Award-winning author of short stories published in a diverse range of magazines and anthologies. She has participated in Plays performed at Folkestone Harbour Arm and Dover Castle and for a podcast. Co-host of live events in Folkestone with Hand of Doom Productions.