2019 Awards Ceremony Programme


September 25, 2019 by Tim Prater

Programme for the Awards Ceremony – Sunday 24th November 2018

at The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone

Master of Ceremonies: Charles Bain Smith (Chair of Judges)

12.00 Arrival and welcome to Awards Ceremony in the Drawing Room

Welcome drink / tea or coffee

1230 Opening remarks by Charles Bain Smith

Talk by Silé Edwards of Curtis Brown (Norah Brown has had to pull out of the ceremony for family reasons: we’re delighted Silé has agreed to attend and make a presentation and our awards in her place.)

13.00 Buffet lunch

Dessert and coffee
– Accompanied with video readings from authors unable to attend

14.00 Readings from shortlisted stories

14.30 The Awards

The Grand Prize (senior prize), courtesy of Michael Stainer – awarded by Silé Edwards

The Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize (junior prize), courtesy of Margaret and Reg Turnill – awarded by Silé Edwards

Certificates & Anthologies for shortlisted runners up
– awarded by Charlie Bain Smith


14.50  Announcement of next year’s theme and dates

15.00 Close

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Thank you.


Theme: Motion

Entries for our 2023 Competition are now open.

Deadline for entries is Monday 10th July (11pm BST). Shortlist announcement Thursday 21st September. Winners to be announced Sunday 19th November.

For further information, please read the rules and FAQs below. If you cannot find the answer to your query there, you can email hgwellscompetition@gmail.com

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