The standard of writing we saw was phenomenal especially from the youngest age group, please have a look at some of the inspiring poems in the book we had printed in a book, Also entitled 'Love for the Beloved', of which we printed 100 books and sold them to put towards a worthy cause. Al-Noor school in Goodmayes was very involved in the project encouraging their kids to enter the competition, and also preparing a small performance by the kids at the presentation dinner.
The Presentation evening was held at Boleyn Banqueting hall on Barking Road East Ham. We completely sold out the 450 tickets last year and even had to squeeze in more table as we didn't want to turn people away at the door. We had some great performances from Labbayk, and Hussain Manawar, but most of the evening was about the entrants reading out their poems and being presented their prizes. The prizes we handed out included Kindles for the runners up and I-pads for the winners.