Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award

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Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award scholar Sarah Billington reading an extract of her work at a literature festival in Cheltenham.The Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award recognises and celebrates students who display promise as creative writers.

You should be able to demonstrate that you have the potential for further development in your writing and also be able to outline how a £500 Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award would benefit and support your future writing career.

We will also take the demonstration of promise in the face of adversity into consideration, where you have demonstrated promise and talent in creative writing and had to overcome exceptional circumstances.

Scholarship Amount

The Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award is worth £500.


Any student who is currently enrolled on a full-time programme at Edge Hill is eligible to be considered for this award in academic year 2020/21 (excluding permanent employees of the University, repeat year students and Erasmus students).

The poems you submit must be previously unpublished.

Apply for the Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award

Rhiannon Evans

Former Pro-Vice Chancellor Rhiannon Evans in front of neutral backdrop.Rhiannon Evans was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students and External) at Edge Hill University from 1994 to 2008.

With a lifelong interest and connection with poetry, Rhiannon founded this scholarship on her retirement.


Case Studies

Discover the subjects captured in the writing of recent Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award scholars with our snapshots of a selection of previous  winners.

How do I apply?

To be considered for the Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award, you need to complete and submit our Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award application form. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 31 May 2021 at 5pm.

Download the Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award application form

Applications will be shortlisted by the Department of English, History and Creative Writing, with shortlisted applications subsequently judged by a scholarship selection panel. Please note, any work submitted as part of your application will not be returned.

Contact Us

If you have any queries about the Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award, you can get in touch with us at scholarships@edgehill.ac.uk and we will be happy to assist you.

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