About Us

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About Page Turner Awards

Page Turner Awards is an inclusive writing and book awards with one goal – to change the lives of as many writers as possible. The team at Page Turner Awards passionately believes that talented writers can be from any background, age, race, religion, or interest.

Page Turner Awards gives unpublished writers the chance to enter unpublished fiction and non-fiction books, to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry. And published authors, whether mainstream published or independently published, the chance to get their fiction story or non-fiction book recognized by successful authors, high-calibre industry professionals and film producers. Plus screenwriters the chance to showcase their screenplays to film producers and film production companies actively looking for scripts to produce. Prizes span everything from mentorships to audiobook production and publishing packages.

Page Turner Awards has been dubbed the 'Rolls Royce' of Writing Awards. Find out why in our testimonials.

Our Mission

Page Turner Awards has one mission — to change as many writers’ lives as possible. That's getting new unpublished writers discovered, helping published authors get their writing recognized and celebrated, so they can find new reading audiences and giving screenwriters the chance to have their scripts placed in front of film professionals.

Why We're Different

Page Turner Awards is different! Beyond the life-changing prizes, Page Turner Awards writers have been most impressed with the scope of support offered to them — a rarity in the world of writing awards, which usually offer little beyond a letter confirming your submission. Page Turner Awards offers so much more than a simple prize, but instead has created a supportive writing community and a “movement” focused on author growth and development. Find out why Paula Sheridan set up Page Turner Awards

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Ken and Paula Sheridan, Founders of Page Turner Awards

Meet Our Founders

Ken and Paula Sheridan, Founders of Page Turner Awards are a husband and wife entrepreneurial team who have won several business awards, and Paula, writing under the pen name, Paula Wynne, is an award-winning author having won The People's Book Prize for her debut novel, The Grotto's Secret.

Ken and Paula run Page Turner Awards, Book Luver and Writing Goals.

Ken and Paula have been featured on Sky News, Radio 2, and numerous BBC radio stations. Together and separately, they were featured in The Independent on Sunday, Financial Times, The Guardian, Red Magazine, Berkshire Life, Country Life, Start Your Own Business, People Today, People Management, OnRec, Management Today, Country Living, Pay Monthly, and Financial Mail, along with numerous regional and local publications across the country.

They appeared on the morning TV breakfast shows a couple of times to discuss various topics.

They are often asked to comment on BBC Radio and Paula is invited to speak at various events and seminars across the UK.

Ken and Paula were also featured on the BBC Show, Escape to the Continent which showed their quest to live in Spain, where they now run their business and Paula writes.

Business Awards

Winner of BT Small Business Week 'Responsible Business Day' Award
Winner of BT FreshIdeas Events Mentor Competition
Nominated Top 100 Business in Barclays Trading Places Award
Runner Up in the Enterprise Challenge in the 2009 Enterprising Women Awards

Business Awards

Finalist for Best Online Business in Women on their Way Awards
Blue Drop Awards: Best Social Website
The Guardian: Nominated in Home Business Showcase
Forbes: Nominated in 100 Best Websites For Women

Book Awards

Paula's debut novel, The Grotto's Secret won The People's Book Prize, 2017

Writing Awards

Paula won an Honourable Mention for a story she submitted to the Writers Digest Writing Contest.

Other Awards

Paula won a bursary from Screen South UK to do a film director's course.

Ken and Paula In The Media

Paula and Ken have featured in the media, from newspapers to radio and TV.

Meet Our Team

Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Kent Wynne

Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Kent Wynne, studied graphic design at Oxford Brookes University and Media Production at Winchester University. Kent is a freelancer running his own award

Web Developer Valentin Dvoryanchikov

Web developer, Valentin Dvoryanchikov loves creating simple to use yet powerful websites to make them live in high performance environments. Web design is a way of life for Valentin.

In his spare

Paula Sheridan, founder of Page Turner Awards

Paula Sheridan is an award-winning entrepreneur and the award-winning author of The People's Book Prize for her debut novel, The Grotto's Secret, written under her pen name, Paula Wynne. Harbouring a

Ken Sheridan is the co-founder of Page Turner Awards with his wife, Paula Sheridan

Ken Sheridan is the co-founder of Page Turner Awards with his wife, Paula Sheridan. Ken has a wide and varied career with top FMCG brands and can boast that he was involved with developing the Monster

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