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The High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature will be for poetry.
The 2016 Prize will be for an original and previously unpublished poem or collection of poems. Individual poems should not exceed 50 lines and no more than 100 lines per entrant.
There will be £2000 for the winner and additional prize money will be awarded for the best entries.
The closing date is 1st September and the winners will be announced at the awards evening on 22nd November.
For full terms and conditions please see how to enter on the right.
The winners of the 2015 High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature were as follows:
The first prize of £2,000 was presented to Pauline Brown for her story Tick Tock
Joint runners up, who receive £250, included:
Lynne Parry-Griffiths My Will Ne'er Be Done
The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature, has been running for 13 years, having been set up in 2003 by the then High Sheriff of Cheshire, John Richards OBE, DL. It is open to writers who were born, live or have lived, study or have studied, work or have worked, in Cheshire.