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How do I enter?

Please send three typed non-returnable copies of your entry, along with an accompanying letter which includes the title of your entry and your name, address and a telephone number and/or email address. If your address is outside the Cheshire area it would be helpful if you state why you are eligible to enter. Your entry must abide by the stated word/line count and be received by 1st September of the competition year. Please refer to the full Rules and Conditions section or download a copy of our leaflet.

Where can I obtain an entry form?

There isn't an entry form. 

How much does it cost to enter?

There is no charge for entering the competition.

Can I submit more than one entry, and what will happen if I do?

Entrants may submit only one entry. In the event of us receiving more than one entry, the excess entries will be returned to the writer.

What format would you like my entry in?

We require three typed, non-returnable copies of the entry. There is no requirement for double-spacing. Design and artwork are not taken into account in the judging process as it is a literary competition.

Why can't I include my name and address on the entry itself?

Entries are judged anonymously to ensure scrupulous fair play. Any names or contact details on the entries will be removed/obliterated by whatever appropriate means. Entries are treated with the greatest of care and are individually logged on arrival to ensure safe-keeping. Please send an accompanying letter with your entry, including your name, address, telephone number or email address.

I don't live in Cheshire, can I still enter?

If you were born or have lived in Cheshire (for the purposes of the Prize, Cheshire includes the Wirral, as well as Warrington and Halton), then you can enter. If you work, study, or have studied in Cheshire, then you are also eligible to enter the competition. If your address is outside the Cheshire area, it would be helpful if you state the reason for your eligibility in your covering letter.

How much is the prize money?

The 12 treatments commissioned to produce a 15 minute playscript will receive £50 on submission.

The four playscripts chosen to have their work performed will receive a further £50.

The winner will be able to choose from a range of prizes.

When will I know if I have won?

The 12 entrants whose treatments are commissioned to produce a playscript will be contacted after the judging process has been completed by 1st August 2019.

The four entrants whose playscripts are chosen to be performed at Storyhouse will be notified after 1st October 2019.

The four playscripts will be performed at the awards evening at Storyhouse on November 29th at which the winning entry will be chosen.

How can I ensure that I am kept informed of future competitions?

If you are a previous entrant you are notified automatically of future competitions, so please ensure you notify us of any change in your address. Anyone else wishing to receive Cheshire Prize for Literature information can contact Jenni Davies for further details.