Young People's Short Story Competition
He had been strong and healthy yet he was killed by a foe whilst in the prime of his life. He was a Pict, a member of the enigmatic and warring painted tribes of the north and east of Scotland and was destined to spend 1,400 years forgotten and alone in the damp, dark depths of Smelter’s sea cave near Rosemarkie.
In 500 words, tell us the story of this man; bring his story to life.
Judges: Ian Rankin FRSE & Professor Dame Sue Black FRSE
In conjunction with the Cromarty Crime & Thrillers Weekend
Categories: Age 10–13 Age 14–18
Prizes: Winning entries in both categories will have the opportunity to read their stories at a prizegiving event on Sunday 22 April 2018 as part of the Cromarty Crime & Thrillers Weekend. Book tokens will also be awarded to Prizewinners and Runners-up in both categories.
For further details and an entry form, please contact Kate Kennedy, RSE Outreach Officer – kkennedy@theRSE.org.uk – 07502 111610
Entries Close – Friday 30 March 2018
Professor Dame Sue Black FRSE
Ian Rankin FRSE