Young Writers Prizes

Linlithgow Book Festival has joined forces with local Rotary clubs to create a Young Writers Competition aimed at S1 and S2 pupils who live in the Linlithgow, Bo’ness and South Queensferry areas or attend the local schools.

For 2012-13, entrants to the competition were asked to write about “Writing and Me”. There were three prose prizes — one each for Linlithgow Academy, St Kentigern’s Academy and Bo’ness Academy — and one poetry prize. In addition, one of the winners was awarded the Jim Cowie Cup.

The prizes were presented by Scots Makar Liz Lochhead at the festival on 3 November 2012. The winners were:


Jim Cowie Cup:

Well done to every one of them! Click on the winners’ names to read their winning entries.

Find out about previous years’ competitions here.

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