The High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature 2018

This year's prize will be for Short Stories.

L-R: Judges Sue Rowe and Anne Williams, the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Eric Twist, Elizabeth Harris, Laura Bridge, Alex Brychta MBE, Sharon Forsdyke, Rod Hunt MBE, Head Judge Simon Poole.
L-R: Judges Sue Rowe and Anne Williams, the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Eric Twist, Elizabeth Harris, Laura Bridge, Alex Brychta MBE, Sharon Forsdyke, Rod Hunt MBE, Head Judge Simon Poole.

The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature is in its 15th year in 2018, 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. The 2018 competition will be for short stories, and is now open.

Details of how to enter can be found in the menu to the right.

2017 prize winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Cheshire Prize for Literature, who were awarded their prizes at the awards evening with guest speakers Rod Hunt MBE and Alex Brychta MBE.

The winners of the 2017 High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature were as follows:

The first prize of £2,000 was presented to Laura Bridge for her story 'The Crate'.

Two entrants were Highly Commended by judges, receiving £250:

Eric Twist, 'The Exploding Artichoke'

Elizabeth Iddon, 'The Fall of Sycamore'

Two further entrants were Commended by judges, receiving £125:

Sharon Forsdyke, 'Saved by an Elephant'

Elizabeth Harris, 'The Spy Left Out in the Cold'