The High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Cheshire Prize for Literature who were awarded their prizes at the awards evening with guest speaker Ian McMillan.

Pictured are this year's winners with the High Sheriff, Mrs Kathy Cowell OBE, Head Judge, Dr Ian Seed and guest speaker Ian McMillan
Pictured are this year's winners with the High Sheriff, Mrs Kathy Cowell OBE, Head Judge, Dr Ian Seed and guest speaker Ian McMillan

The winners of the 2016 High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature were as follows:

The first prize of £2,000 was presented to Cheryl Pearson for her poem The Cartographer's Daughter

Joint runners up, who receive £250, included:

  • Helen Kay Dad: Latin at the Village School, 1969
  • Joy Winkler Shakkei - Borrowed Scenery
  • John Paul Davies The Darkroom

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. The 2017 competition will be for Children's Literature.