Greenock Writers’ Club: Competitions 2019-2020

 

  1. A short story (fiction): a story inspired by a painting or photograph. (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. (Please attach a copy of the image to your entry.)

    2,000-2,500 words

    Adjudicator: Pauline Bonnar

    Due 18.09.2019

    Annual Summer Competition Trophy

    1st Place………….: Fiona Dorchester (Two pints of lager and a villanelle)

    2nd Place…………: Dave Watson (Time and Space)

    3rd Place…………: Mary McCue (Two for Joy) read_story

    Honourable Mention: David McKelvie (The Longest Night) read_story Edith Sanders (Sunflowers in September)

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  2. An article (non-fiction): this should be based on your research of a Scottish icon.

    (This can be a person, place or item which represents “Scotland”.)
    
800-1,000 words

    Adjudicator: Simon Salento
    Due 16.10.2019
    Lydia Webster Memorial Trophy


    1st Place………….: Dave Watson (The Inverkip Witches)

    2nd Place…………: Margaret Grant (Lunderston Bay Coastal Walk)

    3rd Place…………: Anne Pettigrew (The Waverley)

    Honourable Mention: Isobel Watt (Bridging the Forth) —————————————————————————————————————–

  3.  Short story (fiction): a story based on a Christmas theme for under 7s.
    
Maximum: 750 words

    Adjudicator: Grace McKelvie
    Due 13.11.2019
    Silver-gilt Trophy


    1st Place………….: Tony Watt (Santa’s Wee Mouse)

    2nd Place…………: Morris Lindsay (Little Dot)

    3rd Place…………: Mary McCue (Seven Silly Spiders) —————————————————————————————————————–

  4. A humorous poem: the theme of this is the dangers of over-indulgence.
    Maximum: 40 lines.

    Adjudicator: Imogen Stirling
    Due 22.01.2020
    Greenock Writers’ Club Poetry Trophy

    1st Place………….: Dave Watson (The Ballad of Getting Paid Twelve Times a Year)

    2nd Place…………: John McLean (Inebriation – A Cautionary Tale)

    3rd Place…………: Isobel Watt (Pies by the Score)

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  5. A screenplay: an opening sequence for a film. (Any genre acceptable.)
    Length: a maximum of ten pages.
    Adjudicator: Danny McCahon
    Due 19.02.2020
    Greenock Writers’ Club Drama Trophy

    1st Place………….: Dave Watson (White Van Woman)

    2nd Place…………: Laurie McGuire (Lucy Librarian and the Viking Ghost)

    3rd Place…………: Grahame Anderson (Every Little Extra Helps)

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  6. Short story (fiction): a story featuring a crime.
    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.
    2,500-3,000 words
    Adjudicator: Diarmid MacArthur
    Due 18.03.2020
    Janetta Bowie Memorial Trophy