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Young Scots Writer o the Year Award 2022

We’re on the lookout for talented young folk aged 11–18 writing and creating in Scots.

Are you a Scots writer with stories to share? Or a teacher working with young writers we should know about? Enter the Young Scots Writer o the Year Award.

We’re looking for 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 1000 words or five minutes. The winner will be named Young Scots Writer o the Year 2022 and receive their award at a special ceremony (The Scots Language Awards) in September 2022.

The deadline for submitting is Friday 24 June 2022, midday.

How to enter

Young Scots writers

Entering is easy, all we’re looking for is:

Writing should be in Scots, whether you write a story, poem, play, song or make a short video.

You must be aged 1118 to enter as an individual.

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Got a young Scots writer in your class who deserves to be recognised? We’d love for you to nominate them. You can nominate just one student or as many as you like. All you need to include is:

Your student’s writing should in Scots, but the nominations can be in Scots or English.

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Looking for more Scots?

Check out our book lists, resources, author events and more on our Scots topic page(this will open in a new window).

Young Scots Writer o the Year Award is run in partnership with Hands Up for Trad, Scots Hoose, Education Scotland and Scottish Government.

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