The Val Wood Prize 2020: The Next Chapter is now closed.

It has been a long time coming but I am thrilled to tell you that the winners of The Val Wood Prize 2020 are now announced below. 


We had hundreds of brilliant entries last year but unfortunately the competition results were severely delayed due to the Covid restrictions and lockdowns that interfered with both the coming together of the judging panel and complications regarding a winner's ceremony.


Unfortunately, due to restrictions still being in place, no ceremony will take place for the 2020 prize but rest assured the winning entrants will be contacted by Hull Library and receive their well deserved prizes.


Again, thank you so much to all who entered during such a strange year and I hope you won't be disheartened if you didn't make the shortlist. The 2021 prize will be announced shortly and I do hope you will all enter again. As always, I look forward to reading your entries.

Val Wood. 

Val Wood announces the winners in the recorded message (Left. Click sound on in the bar at the bottom of the video screen). 


Congratulations to all of the winners of The Val Wood Prize 2020. Click on the entries below to read the stories in full 



The Winners - Yorkshire Prize

FIRST PRIZE - 199 Steps by Glenn Malkin from Hornsea
RUNNER UP Shifting Sands by Belinda Crowther from Cottingham
RUNNER UP Coastal Surprise by Leonie Jordan from Driffield

The Winners - Open Prize

FIRST PRIZE The Boom by Millie Mockford from Bamford, Derbyshire
RUNNER UP Boleyn by Rosalind Adler from London
RUNNER UP The Face in the Blue and White Bowl by Joanne Shone from Flintshire, Wales

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