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Young Shetland Writer Competition

The Young Shetland Writer award is run annually by Shetland Library. There are three categories: age 7 - 9, age 10 - 12 and age 13 - 18. An additional prize for best piece of writing in the Shetland dialect will also be awarded. It is open to all young people in Shetland, and is publicised through schools and the public Library.

Young Shetland Writer Competition 2017
 

Shetland Library invites entries for the Young Shetland Writer 2017.

Closing date Friday 30 June 2017.

Young Shetland Writer entry form

 

 

Young Shetland Writer 2016

The Young Shetland Writer Awards took place in the Old Library Centre on Monday 29 August 2016. Prizewinners Ishbel Nicolson, Mairianne Jamieson, Laura Newbold and Georgia Leask received their prizes from judges Mary Blance and Jen Hadfield. Mairianne and Georgia read their winning dialect entries to the audience and Mary and Jen spoke about how the judging process works. Congratulations were offered to everyone who entered this year, and to the staff and families who supported them.

The theme was Dreams.

You can read the winning stories and poem here (PDFs):

Young Shetland Writer Competition 2016
 

 

Age 7 - 9 years winning story by Ishbel Nicholson

Age 10 - 12 years winning story and dialect award by Mairianne Jamieson

Age 13 - 18 years dialect award by Georgia Leask

Age 13 - 18 years winning story by Laura Newbold

 

Previous Winners

Young Shetland Writer 2015: the winners

The theme was Home

Young Shetland Writer Competition 2015

 

Age 7 - 12 years winning poem by Merran Ritch

Age 7 - 12 years dialect winning story by Mairianne Jamieson

Age 13 - 18 years winning story by Freya Hannah

Age 13 - 18 years dialect winning story by Aimee Scott

 

Young Shetland Writer Competition 2015

Mairianne Jamieson receiving her prize from Morag Nicolson at North Roe Primary School.

 

 

Young Shetland Writer 2014: the winners

The theme was Shetland

Young Shetland Writer Competition 2014

 

Joint senior and Dialect winning poem by Chloe Irvine

Joint senior winning story by Megan Nisbet

Joint junior and Dialect winning story by Merran Thompson

Joint junior winning story by Emma Leask

Young Shetland Writer 2013: the winners

Young Shetland Writer Competition 2013

Joint senior and Dialect winning story by Julie Dennison

Joint senior winning story by Iwan MacBride

Junior winning story by Willum Tulloch

 

Young Shetland Writer 2012: the winners
Young Writer 2012 L to R Mary Blance, Morag Nicolson, Merran Thompson, Ming Sandford, Peter Ratter, Julie Dennison, Jen Hadfield and Christine De Luca

First equal age 7 - 12 winning story + Dialect prize winner by Merran Thompson

First equal age 7 - 12 winning story by Ming Sandford

First equal age 13 - 18 winning story by Julie Dennison

First equal age 13 - 18 winning story by Peter Ratter

Young Shetland Writer 2011: winners

The theme was The Ship

Young Shetland Writer Award winners 2011

Age 7 - 11 winning story by Rachel Clarke

Joint age 12 - 17 + Dialect winning story by Peter Ratter

Young Shetland Writer 2010: winners

The theme was The Legends of the Deep

Young Shetland Writer Winners 2010

Age 7 - 11 winning story by Freya Stout

Age 12 - 17 winning story by: Bethany Byrne-McCombie

Dialect winning story by Peter Ratter

Young Shetland Writer 2009: Winners

The theme was The Story on the Stone, based on the Papil Stone

Age 6 - 9 winning story by Rona Learmonth

Age 10 - 13 winning story by Bethany Byrne-McCombie

Joint age 14 - 17 & Dialect Prize winning story by Peter Ratter .

 

Young Shetland Writer 2008: Winners

The theme was The Future. The winners are pictured with Morag Nicolson from the Library, judges Jen Hadfield and Mary Blance, and writer Robert Alan Jamieson who presented the prizes.

Young Shetland Writer 2008

Age 6-9 winning story by Iona Leask

Age 10-13 winning story by Charlotte Verdcourt-Lawrence

Age 14-17 winning story by Lucy Grundon

Dialect prize winning story by Caitlin Watt

Young Shetland Writer 2007: Winners

The theme was The Forgotten Room. The winners were all presented with their prizes on the 8 September by children's writer Debi Gliori.

Age 4–6 winning story by Rona Learmonth
Age 7 -9 winning story by Melody Duncan
Age 10-12 winning story by Peter Ratter
Age 13-15 and Dialect Prize winning story by Caitlin Watt
Age 16-18 winning story by Kristal Bain

 

Young Shetland Writer 2006: Winners

The theme was Hidden Treasure

Age 4-6 winning story by Ellie Inkster
Age 7-9 and Dialect Prize winning story by Vaila Walterson
Age 10-12 winning story by Saibh Finlayson
Age 13-15 winning story by Daniel Lawson
Age 16-18 winning story by Leanne Clark
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