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.

“I have entered the Bridport Prize numerous times, and encourage every writer I meet to do the same. Being shortlisted way back when I first started out gave me a huge boost, and placing third in 2017, more than a decade later, was even more satisfying.”

Ben Hinshaw (USA) 3rd Prize, short story competition 2017

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