The judges will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners in each category. Shortlisted authors and their families will be invited to an awards event at Deddington church, during the festival in June 2018. The winners will be announced and excerpts from the winning entries will be read out. All shortlisted authors will receive a certificate and feedback from the judges, and the winners in each category will be presented with prizes. A special book, featuring all the shortlisted entries, will be available to buy on the day to celebrate the best work submitted to the writing competition.