Anstruther Writing Awards 2016

The Anstruther Writing Awards is a creative competition organised each year by the AIA and is open to one and all.

In years gone by an ‘Anster Fair’ was held in the town to celebrate the poem of the same name written by William Tennant (1784-1848). The poem features the characters of Maggie Lauder and Rob the Ranter and has a sub plot of witches, wizards and fairies. Numerous events used to be held in Anstruther during the ‘Anster Fair’ and one of them was a writing competition. So in 2013 the AIA decided to revive the competition to build on our community’s great tradition of creative writing and to celebrate talent of all ages.

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# PRIMARY PUPILS #

CREATIVE WRITING
First Prize: £20 book token
Second Prize: £10 book token

Entries can be poetry, or prose or illustrated fiction up to 500 words.

Judge: Chae Strathie

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# SECONDARY PUPILS #

POETRY
First Prize: £25 book token

SHORT STORY (1000-1500 words)
First Prize: £25 book token

REFLECTIVE WRITING (1000-1500 words)
First Prize: £25 book token

Judge: Christina Banach

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# ADULTS #

POETRY
First Prize: £100
Judge: Andrew Greig

SHORT STORY (between 1500-2500 words)
First Prize: £100

Judge: Jennie Erdal

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The competition closing date is the 30th of September 2016.