The Yeovil Literary Prize

Young Children's Story Competition Results 2019

Congratulations to the winner Lucy from East Coker School, with our three runners up being Emily and Eden, both from East Coker School, and Anabelle from Huish Primary School.. There were also entries from Bucklers Mead Academy with the winner being Gracie, and two runners-up Tyler and Danny. All winners received Waterstones book tokens. The judge who also did the presentation of prizes in Yeovil Library was the amazing Tamsin Cooke, author of Cat Burglar and Stunt Double!

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2019 Results

Novel Category :
FIRST PRIZE - David Laws
SECOND PRIZE - Rue Baldry
THIRD PRIZE - Chloe Turner
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Monica Balt · David Hough

Short Story Category :
FIRST PRIZE - Christine Goodwin
SECOND PRIZE - Mildred Davidson
THIRD PRIZE - Clare Reddaway
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Valerie Hoare · Joan Wilson

Poetry Category :
FIRST PRIZE - Caroline Gilfillan
SECOND PRIZE - Ann Leahy
THIRD PRIZE - Aripi Menken
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Caroline Gilfillan · Stephen Boyce · Bob Newman · Susan Spiers

Writing Without Restrictions :
FIRST PRIZE - Lucy Bignall
SECOND PRIZE - Vanessa Lampert
THIRD PRIZE - Wendy Breckon
HIGHLY COMMENDED
David McVey · Maureen Osborne · Barbara Hawkins · Felicity Tessaro

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Yeovil Literary Prize Rules

General Rules for All Entries

By entering the Yeovil Literary Prize competition 2020, you agree to abide by the following rules:

Additional Rules for Postal Entries

Additional Rules for Online Entries

Writing Without Restrictions

A competition for all those forms of writing that literary prizes have never reached before. Language performing gymnastics to reach a whole new audience.


The Writing Without Restrictions category is wide open; we are looking for anything you have written that is inventive, different or just plain fun. As long as it is legal, there are no restrictions.


For example, it could be … a letter; a recipé; a science piece; an advert; a label; an essay; a biography or a Mini-Saga. In short, anything that you have written that has the WOW! factor. The unusual, the creative, the inspired, anything you have written is OK to enter. We are hoping for something different.


YOU WRITE IT – WE WILL READ IT! There are three prizes to be won.


The only competition rules you have to follow are those regarding age, no identification on manuscript, and entry form details as seen above. The judges’ decision will be final.