Written Competitions

The deadline for entries of the written competitions is no later
than 9pm on Friday 17th May 2024.

All entries can be e-mailed to keithfestival@gmail.com 

Poetry entries can be posted/hand delivered to:
Kathleen Anderson
27 Nelson Street
AB54 8DF

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

New Deer


AB53 6SX

Ian Middleton Poetry Competition

12 & Under

Charles Murray Competition


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. 

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

Tune Composition


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.