july, 2019

01jul1:00 am1:00 amThe High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for LiteratureUK Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 800
Top Prize: Publication

Event Details

The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature is in its 16th year in 2019, having been set up in 2003 by the then High Sheriff of Cheshire, John Richards OBE, DL. The 2019 competition introduces a brand new category for scriptwriting and the University is delighted to be working with Storyhouse.

The Prize will be awarded for an original and previously unpublished playscript for theatre, radio or television no more than 15 minutes in length. The first stage is the submission of a one-page treatment between 500-800 words. The scripts should be in one location and feature no more than three actors, while exploring the use of virtual social networking characters.12 of these submissions will be comissioned to produce the 15 minute playscript. Four entries will then be chosen to be performed and judged at a live performance on November 29, 2019 at Storyhouse.

The writer must have been born, live or have lived, study or have studied, work or have worked in Cheshire. For the purposes of the Prize, Cheshire is deemed to include the Wirral, as well as Warrington and Halton.

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