The Cheshire Prize for Literature 2021

The 2021 Cheshire Prize for Literature is now open with a theme of sustainability, open to all genres (short stories, children’s literature, scriptwriting and poetry)

This year they are introducing a children’s competition and want to encourage all ages from four to 100 to be creative. Please see below for age groups and which category is open to each age group. The competition is open to anyone who has lived, worked or studied in Cheshire (including Wirral and Halton).

Age range:

4 – 7: Poetry and Short Stories

8 – 10: Poetry and Short Stories

11-13: Poetry and Short Stories

14-16: Poetry, Short Stories and Scriptwriting

17-18: Poetry, Short Stories and Scriptwriting

19-24: All categories

25 and over: All categories


One winner from each category and a prize will be awarded to each category as well as the opportunity to be selected to appear in the Anthology, published by University of Chester Press.

Winners in the 4-16 categories will win book tokens.

Winners in the 17 and over categories will win cash prizes.


January 31, 2022.

Published on:
19 Nov 2021
Opportunity deadline:
31 Jan 2022


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