The 2019 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival Foundation Ayrshire Writing Competition is now closed.
It was open to anyone from Ayrshire or living and working in Ayrshire.
There were three categories:
- poetry in English up to 30 lines (judge Tracy Harvey)
- poetry in Scots up to 30 lines (judge Tracy Harvey)
- flash fiction of up to 600 words (judge Fiona McFadzean)
The theme was “Connected” and how that relates to Mental Health and wellbeing. The first prize in each category was £20, second prize was £15 and third prize was £10. The entry fee went directly to the Mental Health Foundation (Scotland). All prizes were sponsored by East Ayrshire Council.
The winners were announced at a reception and prize-giving at The Park Hotel, Kilmarnock on Thursday 23rd May.
Copyright remains with the authors.
1st Prize – Siobhan Staples
2nd Prize – Kathleen Kidd
1st Prize – Kate Lindsay
Overall Poetry Prize
1st Prize – Wendy Woolfson
2nd Prize – Kate Lindsay
3rd Prize – Sadie Woods