Greenock Writers’ Club: Competitions 2018-2019

 

  1. A short story (fiction): a close encounter of ANY kind. Any genre acceptable.

    It should tell a story which is invented, not be an article or biography. However, you may choose a real-life event and fictionalise it.
    2,000-2,500 words
    Adjudicator: Rosemary Gemmell

    Due 19.09.2018
    Annual Summer Competition Trophy

1st Place………….: Fiona Dorchester (New Beginnings)

2nd Place………..: Mary McCue (Anna)

3rd Place…………: Dave Watson (The Last Day of John Longmire)

Hon. Mention…..: Sarah L Dolan (Monday’s News)

Hon. Mention…..: Anthony Watt (The Gatherings at Drummer’s Close)

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  1. A short story (teen / young adult fiction) featuring a strong female lead character.

    It should tell a story which is invented, not be an article or biography. However, you may choose a real-life event and fictionalise it.
    1,500-2,000 words
    Adjudicator: Pauline Bonnar
    Due 17.10.2018
    Wooden Quaich

1st Place………….: Anthony Watt (We Never Sleep)

2nd Place…………: Leslie Holligan (An Excitement of Rats)

3rd Place…………: Colette Hannigan (Jenny)

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  1. Short story (fiction): a parody of a fairy tale or folk story.
    2,000-2,500 words
    Adjudicator: Theresa Donnelly
    Due 14.11.2018
    Silver-gilt Cup

 

  1. Theme: ‘Plastics are Forever’. A poem about dangers of plastic waste / need for recycling.

    Maybe performance or ‘slam’ poetry. You may use your own title.
    Length: a maximum of 40 lines
    Adjudicator: Jennifer Higgins
    Due 23.01.2019
    Greenock Writers’ Club Poetry Trophy

 

  1. A sketch: set in your favourite Scottish place.

    Length: a maximum of five minutes.
    Adjudicator: Karl Pittom
    Due 20.02.2019
    Lydia Webster Memorial Trophy

 

  1. A memoir.

    This should be an autobiographical account of a significant event in your life.
    2,500-3,000 words
    Adjudicator: Mary Edward
    Due 20.03.2019
    Janetta Bowie Memorial Trophy