The Dorset Award

The Dorset Award was established in 2007 to recognise the achievement of the writer from Dorset placed highest in the competition. It can be awarded across any of the four competition categories.

In 2017, the Award was presented to Terry Warren from Bridport for his flash fiction story 'Buttercups'. Terry also took the 1st prize in the Flash Fiction competition.

The Award is generously sponsored by The Book Shop, Bridport's independent book store and we thank them for their ongoing support.

Everyone wants to win the Bridport Prize.   To realise that you’ve been made it through all the readers and judging rounds and come out on top is a real boost.  As writers, we spend so much time wondering if we’re any good and being rejected.  Getting somewhere in the Bridport Prize (anywhere) keeps us going and makes it all worthwhile.

Kit de Waal, Flash Fiction first prize winner, 2014 and 2015

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