Scots Story Competition 2020

A’ the seas – new deidline

Please note that this competition is now closed. The winner is Ciara Dillon.

Haw! Want tae be Young Scots Writer o the Year 2020? Enter oor braw competition for young folk aged 11 – 18 tae scrieve a poem, a story, a play or a sang in the Scots leid.

The oweraw winner will be invitit tae receive their prize at the fantoosh Scots Language Awards ceremony (now Spring 2021, date TBC) at The Caird Hall in Dundee, and bear the gree o Young Scots Writer o the Year 2020.​

We’ll post oot braw books to the shortlist.

In English

Could you be Young Scots Writer of the Year 2020? Enter our fantastic competition for young people aged 11-18 to write a poem, a story, a play or a song in the Scots language.

The winner will be invited to receive their prize at the fantastic Scots Language Awards ceremony (now Spring 2021, date TBC) at The Caird Hall in Dundee, and be given the title of Young Scots Writer of the Year 2020.

We’ll post some fantastic books to the shortlist.

Theme

The theme for this year’s competition is Till a’ the seas gang dry.

This is a line fae Robert Burns’ kenspeckle Scots poem A red, red rose.

Mibbe Robert Burns’ words will inspire ye tae scrieve aboot the Climate Emergency. Or aboot Scotland and the sea in the Year o Scotland’s Coasts and Watters. Or aboot love. Or aboot onythin ye want. It’s up tae you.

In English

The theme for this year’s competition is Till a’ the seas gang dry.

This is a line from Robert Burns’ famous Scots poem A red, red rose.

Perhaps Robert Burns’ words will inspire you to write about the Climate Emergency. Or about Scotland and the sea in the Year of Scotland’s Coasts and Waters. Or about love. Or about anything you want. It’s up to you.