Welcome to our annual Argyll & Bute Primary Writing Competition sponsored by Scottish Book Trust

TAC writing poster1This year we’re doing things slightly differently!

Who is the competition for?
The competition is open to all primary schools within Argyll & Bute.
Entries are invited from second level pupils.
1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive books and the winner’s school will receive £250 worth of various early, first and second level books.

What do I have to do?
Write a narrative poem of any length inspired by one of the selected works from the collection and adapt the poem into a simple graphic novel format. (See below for hints and links)
Choose one image from the group of 5 pictures below. (Click on the image thumbnails then click ‘next’ to run through them. Right
click on any image to save to your computer.)
Each school can submit up to 5 pieces, to be decided in any way you chose – why not run a mini competition?

Language, length and presentation
Entries may be in English or Gaelic, be any length and can be hand drawn or computer generated using Comic Life or similar.
Entries must state name, school, age, and IMPORTANTLY picture catalogue number (seen under each image when you click on them).

When, where and how do I send my entries?
All entries must be submitted by 5pm Friday 10th October 2014
email to fiona.blakey@ea.argyll-bute.sch.uk
or send hard copies to
Fiona Blakey, Oban Education Office, Dalintart Drive, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4EF

Entries cannot be returned and schools are advised to keep a copy of their original work.
CAST and SBT reserve the right to publish entries for publicity, promotional and educational purposes but assure individual writers that full acknowledgement and/or credit will be given to them in the event of any such use. Entries cannot be returned and schools are advised to keep a copy of their original work. The winners of the competition will be decided by a panel of judges appointed by CAST. The Decision of the judges will be final.

The results will be announced by Friday 31st October 2014

For any further information please contact:
Fiona Blakey, Cultural Coordinator, Oban Education Office
tel: 01631 569192 email: fiona.blakey@ea.argyll-bute.sch.uk

click HERE for a Graphic Novel hints, tips and links resource.

Competition Gallery 2014




The winners in 2013 were:

1st: Sorley Inall, Taynuilt Primary. Read his story first 2013
2nd: Evan Chapman, Tobermory Primary. Read his story second 2013
3rd: Nicholas Weatherhogg, Port Ellen Primary. Read his story Third 2013

The winners in 2012 were:
1st: Sylvie Lawson, Ardrishaig Primary. Read Sylvie’s story HERE
2nd: Elinor Baker, Port Ellen Primary. Read Elinor’s story HERE
3rd: Jamie Thompson, Rhu Primary. Read Jamie’s story HERE

The winners in 2011 were:
1st – Shona Scott, Luss Primary – Read Her Story
2nd – Erin Macfarlane, Park Primary – Read Her Story
3rd – Conor Munro, Kilcreggan Primary – Read His Story
HC – Iona McCulloch, Inveraray Primary – Read Her Story

Well done to all the winners and a huge thank you to everyone who entered in 2011, 2012 and 2013.