Previous Years Results

The winners' lists, shortlists and judges' reports from the previous competitions can be downloaded below:

2018 Competition

 2018 Winners | 2018 Shortlists  |2018 Novel Longlist | 2018 Judges' Reports

Read an extract of The Messenger by Megan Davis who won First Prize for the Peggy Chapman Andrews Award in 2018. 

Read an extract of The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby who was Runner Up in the Peggy Chapman Andrews Award in 2018. 

 

2017   Competition

2017 Winners2017 Shortlists | 2017 Judges' Reports

Deepa Anappara won First Prize for the Peggy Chapman Andrews Award in 2017 with Djinn on Patrol on the Purple Line.

Read an extract of The Sentence by Stephanie Scott who was Runner Up in the Peggy Chapman Andrews Award in 2017.

 

2016   Competition

2016 Winners2016 Shortlists | 2016 Judges' Reports

Read an extract of The Unbelonging of Taksheel Chaturveydi by S M Misra who won First Prize for the Peggy Chapman Andrews Award in 2016.

Read an extract of Orphaned Leaves  by Christopher Holt who was Runner Up in the Peggy Chapman Andrews Award in 2016.

 

2015   Competition

2015  Winners2015 Shortlists | 2015 Judges' Reports

Read an extract of Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott who won First Prize for the Peggy Chapman Andrews Award in 2015.

Read an extract of When the Mountain Swallowed the Morning by Alison Powell who was Runner Up in the Peggy Chapman Andrews Award in 2015.

 

2014   Competition

2014 Winners2014 Shortlists | 2014 Judges' Reports

Read an extract of Swimming Pool Hill by Caroline Chisholm  who won First Prize for the Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel Award in 2014.

Read an extract of The Last Migration by Ian Nettleton who was Runner Up in the Peggy Chapman Andrews Award in 2014.

 

2013   Competition

2013 Winners2013 Shortlists | 2013 Judges' Reports

 

2012   Competition

2012 Winners2012 Shortlists | 2012 Judges' Reports

 

2011   Competition

2011 Winners2011 Shortlists | 2011 Judges' Reports

 

2010   Competition

2010 Winners2010 Shortlists | 2010 Judges' Reports

“Writing can often feel like stumbling around in the dark, but being highly commended for poetry in the Bridport Prize 2017 gave me a huge confidence boost that I was on the right track. To be recognised in such a prestigious, world-renowned competition; to have my work read by the great Lemn Sissay and to be described publicly for the first time as 'a poet' - each has inspired me to write more than I've ever written before. Without getting a nod from Bridport, I might not have had the confidence to put together a full poetry collection for the first time. It has proved the galvanising force I needed to throw off the shackles of self-doubt and say proudly that yes - I am a writer”. 

Victoria Richards (UK) Highly Commended, poetry competition 2017

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