Time running out for children's literary prize entries

Time running out for children's literary prize entries

Time running out for children's literary prize entries

First published in News

A last call for entries to the High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature is being made as the closing date for the competition which has a £2,000 reward draws near.

Aspiring poets have until Monday, September 1  to enter the competition, organised by the University of Chester and sponsored by MBNA.

The theme of this year’s competition is children’s literature and entrants are asked to submit a previously unpublished piece of writing aimed at children aged between seven and 14.

It may be in prose or verse, and a prose entry should not exceed 1,500 words while a verse entry should not exceed 100 lines.

The writer must be aged 18 years or over by the competition’s closing date and the writer must have been born, live or have lived, study or have studied, work or have worked, in Cheshire. 

Additional prize-money of £750 will be awarded, and the best entries will be published in an anthology by the University of Chester Press.

Full competition rules can be downloaded from chester.ac.uk/literatureprize.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree