In 2019 the Anstruther Writing Awards ran in partnership with the Scottish Fisheries Museum. To celebrate the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s 50th anniversary, entries to the Anstruther Writing Awards were invited on the theme of ‘Boats, fish and folk’. A number of entries were selected for inclusion in an anniversary publication that can be bought here.
The results of the Awards are as follows, and you can read the winning entries by clicking on the links
Creative Writing first place: Reuben Scott, The Kingdom of the North Sea
Creative Writing second place: Amelia Fyall, The Mermaid Adventure
Poetry winner: Ben Michie, Goodnight Anstruther
Poetry highly commended: Orla Campbell, Fishing for me,
Short Story winner: Mathilda Orr, The Reaper’s Odyssey
Short Story joint winners:
Poetry winner: Wullie Purcell, Davy
Our sincere thanks to our judges: Christina Banach, Matt Barnard and Chae Strathie.
We remember with gratitude our adult short story category judge, Jennie Erdal (1951-2020). Jennie supported the AWA over many years and in November 2019, despite ill health, heroically came to our prize giving at the Scottish Fisheries Museum to present the category prizes. We will miss Jennie’s fantastic attitude and enthusiasm.