Terry Hetherington Award
Friday 21 June, 7.00pm
Dylan Thomas Centre
Terry Hetherington £1000 Bursary Winners Announced
The winners of the 2013 £1000 Terry Hetherington Award for writers under 30 have just been announced.
Joâo Morais, first prize winner, is studying for a PHD in Creative Writing at Cardiff University. He was a runner up in the 2009 Rhys Davies Short Story Prize. He has had many short stories and poems published in a variety of publications and writes for Wales Arts Review
The joint second place winners are Sion Tomos Owen and Natalie Holborow. Writer, musician and rugby player Sion’s work has already been published in Parthian’s anthologies Nu and Ten of the Best. Natalie is a final year student at Swansea University, who has previously been shortlisted for both the Bridport Prize and the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.
The Award is administered by the Cheval Trust, which was set up in 2009 in memory of the late poet Terry Hetherington, and it aims to provide a platform through which young people can express themselves through poetry and prose.
The award ceremony will take place at the Dylan Thomas Centre on Friday, 21 June, with readings from the winners and other entrants. For more information, please contact the Dylan Thomas Centre on 01792 463980. — with Sion Tomos Owen and Natalie Ann Holborow.
Terry Hetherington Young Writers’ Award for Young Poets in Wales
The annual Terry Hetherington Young Writers’ Award is administered by the Cheval Trust. Cheval was set up in 2009 in memory of the late poet Terry Hetherington.
The Trust’s purpose is to provide a platform for young people to express themselves through creative writing.
This scheme is intended to reward creative young writers in Wales who are keen to submit work in the form of poetry or prose.
There is a first prize of £1,000 on offer, with further runner-up prizes also awarded. The money can be used to further the winners’ creative endeavours.
In addition to the cash prize element, successful entrants will also benefit from kudos of winning and associated PR. In 2012 Parthian Books published a book containing a selection of the writing submitted by talented young entrants to the 2012 Terry Hetherington Award, and favourite work from previous winners.
Entrants to the competition should be resident or studying in Wales and aged between 18 and 30 on 31 January for the application year. All submissions must be the author’s own work and previously unpublished.