Cheshire Prize for Literature

We from four years of age upwards are invited to be created to be creative and submit an entry to this year’s Cheshire Prize for Literature. The 2023 Prize has no theme. Entrants can write about anything that inspires them.

There are four categories:

  • Short stories
  • Poetry
  • Children’s literature (Over 18’s Only)
  • Scriptwriting (Over 18’s Only)

There are three age groups: primary, secondary and over 18’s.

Entrants must live or have lived, work or have worked, studied or have studied in Cheshire, Wirral, Warrington or Halton.

For full details please see terms and conditions here.

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.

Winners will be announced at our awards evening in the summer. All entrants will be invited to attend.


Closing Date: January 31st 2024

Any queries about the competition should be emailed to or phone 01244 511344. Visit the website here.

Deadline: 31 January 2024

Source: direct contact

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