The High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature

The winners of the 2017 competition, for Children's Literature, were announced at an awards evening on 22 November 2017.

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.

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'

The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature has been running for 14 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 2018 competition will be for short stories, and will open for entry early next year.