Scottish Book Trust’s Young Scots Writer o the Year Award 2023 is noo open. Send your stories by Wednesday 21 June 2023, midday.
Are you someone with stories to share? Or a teacher working with young writers we should know about? We’re looking for our next Scots writer of the year.
Stories, poems, spoken word pieces, comics, videos or other pieces of writing – we want to see it all, as long as it’s in Scots and under 2500 words or up to ten minutes.
The winner will be named Young Scots Writer o the Year 2023 and receive their award and a £100 book token at a special ceremony (The Scots Language Awards) in September 2023. They’ll have the chance to receive their prize on stage and either read their work or have it read for them – but only if they want to! We’ll also share a little bit of their winning entry on our website. Check out last year’s winners.
Whit hiv I got tae dae?
Write a story or a poem in Scots. Or it could be a play, a comic or a video in Scots – whitever you want tae write or create!
Scots is a sister language o English. It has words like hoose, hame, oot, scunner, oxter, skelp and wheesht. Scots has several dialects such as Glaswegian, Doric, Dundonian, Edinburgh Scots, Fife Scots, Ayrshire Scots, Borders Scots, Shetland and Orcadian and ithers.
How mony words can I write?
Minimum 50 words – maximum 2,500 words. Or 10 minutes of video/audio.
Whit aboot the prizes?
First prize: £100 book token and option to be at The Scots Language Awards Second prize: £50 book tokenHighly commended entries: £25 book token
When’s the deidline?
The deidline for submitting is Wednesday 21 June 2023, midday.
How dae I enter?
All you need to do is fill in our online form.
Young Scots writers
Entering is easy, all we’re looking for is:
- Up to 2500 words or 10 minutes of video/recording
Writing should be in Scots, whether you write a story, poem, comic, play, song or make a short video.You must be aged 11–18 to enter as an individual.
Find out more here https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/writing-and-authors/young-scots-writer-o-the-year-award