2017-2018 Competitions

real talentCompetitions are open to all members and are free to enter. Competitions generally have a Winner, 2nd place, and 3rd place, sometimes people are also Highly Commended. There are prizes for some competitions, mainly in the form of trophies which are held for a year. Will you manage to win one this year?

Previous winners (since 2016) were:
Frances – Poetry Slam,
Children’s Book Blurb, and Drama 2016
Alison – Poetry and Poetry Slam 2017
Evie – Poetry 2016, Pencil Diary Entry 2017
Alasdair – Short Story 2016, Article 2017
Shelley – Children’s Story 2017
Jack – Film Review 2017
Steve – Short Story 2017
Ross – Article 2016
Rose – Horror 2016

Children’s Story

Set: 9 October by Ann Burnett.
Hand in: 6 November
Adjudication: 11 December

Crime Flash Fiction

Set: 23 October by Steve O’Brien
Hand in: 20 November
Adjudication: 8 January


Set: 6 November by David Carnduff
Hand in: 4 December
Adjudication: 22 January

Poetry Competition

Set: 15 January by Marc Sherland
Hand in: 19 February
Adjudication: 26 March

Drama Competition

Set: 5 February by Jack Muir
Hand in: 12 March
Adjudication: 16 April

Poetry Slam

19 February

The Awards Ceremony will take place on 23rd April.

5 Responses to 2017-2018 Competitions

  1. Colm Macqueen says:

    I am interested in joining the group or at least coming to try it out. Is it possible to enter the short story competition though I’ll be new to the group?

  2. Angelica says:

    Hi! How do I become a member? I written an email or two before but had no reply. I am a writer.

    • admin says:

      Hi Angelica, I’ve not received any emails from you, have you got the address right?
      New members are welcome. Just come along. Check out the Syllabus page for details of where and when.

  3. Sean Heggie says:


    Are there currently any competitions open to enter?


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