University of Chester & Storyhouse – The Cheshire Prize for Literature

The Cheshire Prize for Literature 2021 is now open with a theme of sustainability, open to all genres (short stories, children’s literature, scriptwriting and poetry), and for the first time ever they are encouraging children to enter as well. They are delighted to be in partnership with Storyhouse again.

This year they are introducing a children’s competition and want to encourage all ages from four to 100 to be creative. Please see below for age groups and which category is open to each age group.

Age range:

4 – 7: Poetry and Short Stories

8 – 10: Poetry and Short Stories

11-13: Poetry and Short Stories

14-16: Poetry, Short Stories and Scriptwriting

17-18: Poetry, Short Stories and Scriptwriting

19-24: All categories

25 and over: All categories

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.

The competition is open to anyone who has lived, worked or studied in Cheshire (including Wirral and Halton).

For full details including terms and conditions and to enter Visit the Cheshire Prize for Literature website

Deadline: 31st January 2022 extended until 9 March 2022


Source: BBC Writersroom

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