Great Weaver Words Writing Prize 2020, this is still going ahead!

Rotary Club
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors – Rotary in Frodsham and Helsby

Sponsored by Frodsham Rotary Club

North Cheshire school children are invited to weave their own magical words and win fabulous prizes in a fantastic writing competition. This year we are looking for the best creative writing inspired by the festival theme ‘Edgelands’.

Key Stage 3 (age 11-14). Write a poem, in any style, up to 40 lines, based on the festival theme. ‘Edgelands’ can be interpreted in any way, from life on the physical fringes to dysfunctional places or awkward social situations. Poems should be hand-written, with no illustrations.

Key Stage 2 (age 7-11). Write a letter – an eye-witness account from a bystander or person on the edge of a historical event anywhere in the world, at any time. Take on the role of a character and imagine you are describing what’s happening for a friend or relative. Letters should be hand-written on one side of A4 paper, with no illustrations.

How to enter

Children can enter as follow:

  • Through their school (in Helsby, Frodsham, Kingsley, Alvanley, Manley, Norley and Aston)
  • Send their letter or poem (with name, age, address and contact details on the back) to Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QN (marked Weaver Words writing prize)
  • Email:
  • Only one entry per person please!

Closing Date: Friday 20th March 2020.

Prizes and Judging

The competition will be judged by festival patron and award-winning writer Tim Firth.

Prizes: A total of £300 in book tokens and certificates will be awarded.

Ceremony: Shortlisted writers and their families will be invited to a special awards ceremony and creative writing masterclass with Tim Firth: DATE TDB, find out more…


Previous winners
Previous winners with Tim Firth