Holyer an Gof Publishers’ Awards

 

 Keslowena – congratulations to the 2021 cup and class winners.  You can find details in the posts below.  For information on previous Holyer years please visit our old website.  Information on entering books published in 2021 will be available towards the end of October 2021.  The beginning of the submission period is November 1st. 2021 and the end February 28th. 

The annual Gorsedh Kernow Holyer an Gof Awards were instigated in 1996 for books published in 1995 and are so named in memory of Redruth publisher and Cornish Bard Leonard Truran, whose Bardic name was Holyer an Gof – Follower of The Smith. The scheme was established and is organised by Bards of Gorsedh Kernow to promote books about Cornwall, set in Cornwall or in Cornish (Kernewek).

Each year about 60 – 80 books are submitted by publishers from Cornwall and beyond and these are read and evaluated by members of a panel of Readers. The winning entries are announced at a presentation evening held in July.

There are 12 categories, each nominated book receiving a Gorsedh Kernow Certificate. There is a winning book in each class/sub-class, which receives a Gorsedh Kernow Winner’s Certificate.

In addition the following awards are made at the presentation evening.

  1. The Holyer an Gof Cup, gifted by the late Joan Truran, in memory of her husband, is perpetual and awarded for the most outstanding entry in Classes 1 – 4.
  2. The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies Holyer an Gof Cup which is awarded for the most outstanding entry in classes 5 & 6.
  3. The Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek Cup which is awarded for the best original fiction work or translation into Cornish (Kernewek).
  4. The Gorsedh Kernow Ann Trevenen Jenkin Cup which is awarded for authorship in the class for children and young adults.

Guidelines for Readers

Entries are marked for both the publishing quality and the content of the publication.  For Class 3.0 (Adault Fiction)...

Review Forms 2020-21

Please use the links below to download an appropriate review form for you. Review form in PDF format Review form in...

 

Holyer an Gof in previous years

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>2013 Entries
>2012 Entries

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> 2016 Award Winners
> 2015 Award Winners
> 2014 Award Winners
> 2013 Award Winners
> 2012 Award Winners

 

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