Written Competitions


The deadline for entries of the written competitions is no later
than 9pm on Sunday 22nd May 2022.

Entries can be e-mailed to keithfestival@gmail.com

Poetry entries can be posted/hand delivered to:
Joyce Dawson
124 Moss Street
Keith
Banffshire
AB55 5EZ

Composition entries can be posted/hand delivered to:
Barbara Coutts
18 High Street

New Deer

Turriff

AB53 6SX

Ian Middleton Poetry Competition

12 & Under


  • One or more verses of a POEM to be written in Doric.

  • It may be on any subject BUT must be the pupil’s own work.

  • Maximum of 2 entries per person, per competition.

  • Entry must not have been entered into another competition prior to this Competition.

  • Entries should specifically be written for this year’s competition.

Charles Murray Competition

Inter-generational

A poem or prose jointly written by people of different generations in Scots.


Children (young or old) should enlist the help of anyone from a different generation ie parents, grandparents, uncles , aunties, cousins or even friends to help the passing on of the Scots language through generations.


  • Poem or prose to be written by 2 generations.

  • Maximum of 2 entries per person, per competition.

  • It may be on any subject BUT must be the entrant’s own work.

  • Entry must not have been entered into another competition prior to this Competition.

  • Entries should specifically be written for this year’s competition.


The winners will receive the beautiful silver salver with a lovely image of Charles Murray etched on the front (designed by local artist Joyce Thain) and donated by local business woman Marguerite Cruickshank from Mither Tongue.

The Aultgowrie Poetry Competition

Any Adult or Secondary Aged Young Person


  • One or more verses of a POEM to be written in Doric

  • Maximum of 2 entries per person, per competition

  • It may be on any subject BUT must be the entrant’s own work

  • Entry must not have been entered into another competition prior to this Competition

  • Entries should specifically be written for this year’s competition

Tune Composition

Open


A composition of any Scottish tune of your choice. Only one entry per person and it must be an original composition written specifically for this competition.