Cheshire Prize for Literature

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Event Details

The Cheshire Prize for Literature is now open, this year there is no theme and entrants can write about anything that inspires them.

There are three age groups:

  • Primary (4-11) for short stories or poetry
  • Secondary (11-18) for short stories or poetry
  • Over 18 for short stories, children’s literature, poetry or scrptwriting

You must live or have lived, work or have worked, study or have studied in Cheshire (including Wirral, Warrington and Halton) to enter.

Short stories should be a maximum of 1500 words

Poetry should be a maximum of 100 lines

Children’s literature should be aimed at 7-14 year olds and can be a story or poetry adhering to the word limits above.

Scriptwriting should be a maximum 15 minute playscript.

You can enter a maximum of two categories but can only enter one entry in each category.

The judges will choose one winner from each category and a prize will be awarded to each category as well as the opportunity to be selected to appear in the Anthology, published by University of Chester Press.

For full terms and conditions and details of how to enter please can be found on the website.

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