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Submit: An Entry to Scots Story Competition 2020 at Scottish Book Trust

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Haw! Want tae be Young Scots Writer o the Year 2020? Enter Scottish Book Trust's 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.‚Äč

Scottish Book Trust will post oot braw books to the shortlisted young folk.

In English

Could you be Young Scots Writer of the Year 2020? Enter a 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.

Scottish Book Trust will post some fantastic books to the shortlisted young people.

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.

DEIDLINE

See wi the wey hings is the noo, they’ve pit the deidline aff until efter the schuil holidays.

The deidline for submittin yer Scots writing is Tuesday 15 September, midday.

The winners will be annoonced October.

In English

Seeing the way things are at the moment, the deadline has been put off until after the school holidays.

The deadline for submitting your Scots writing is Tuesday 15 September, midday.

The winners will be announced October.

WHIT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

Scrieve a poem, a story, a play or sang under 200 words, an ane page comic or a video of you telling a story in three minutes or less. Just ane entry per person.

In English

Write a poem, story, play or song in under 200 words, a one page comic or a video of you telling a story in three minutes or less. Just one entry per person.

Find out more information and submit your entry here.

You will receive your points code after submitting your entry.

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