Anstruther Writing Awards 2021

“This is a great competition for Anstruther and a real boost for local writers of all ages.” 2019 Awards entrant

The Anstruther Writing Awards is a creative competition organised each year by the AIA.

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.

After a year’s hiatus, in 2021 the AIA will be back working with Anstruther Primary School and The Waid Academy to ensure that the Anstruther Writing Awards take place this year. More details will be announced about all categories once we have firm plans and a timetable in place.

Theme

To be confirmed.

 Categories

Primary Pupils

 Creative Writing first place

Creative Writing second place

Secondary Pupils

Poetry 

Short Story 

Reflective Writing

Adults

Poetry

Short Story

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