Past: Inspired? Get Writing! Creative Writing Competition 2009/2010

Congratulations to all the winners in this, the fifth year of Inspired? Get writing! a creative writing competition organised jointly by the National Galleries of Scotland, the English-Speaking Union Scotland, and the Scottish Poetry Library, and supported by The Scotsman.

832 entries were received in total. The top winner in each category can be viewed online after publication in The Scotsman.

Under 12 years

Winner
Jamie Arnaud, Perth

Runners-up
Jessica Mustard, Perth
Yevgenya Morrison-Ignatieff, Perth

Special Merit
Chloé Thorburn, Edinburgh
Lucy Middleton, Fife
Ellen Woodhouse, Penicuik, Midlothian
Sophie Brown, Edinburgh
Eilidh Macmillan, Isle of Islay
Marge Urquhart, Edinburgh
Charles Francis, Glasgow

12-15 years

Winner
Annie Forbes, Edinburgh

Runners-up
Niamh Francis, Edinburgh
Annie Forbes Edinburgh

Special Merit
Tommy Pia, Edinburgh
James Gao, Edinburgh
Rosie Sumner, Edinburgh
Aidan Johnson, Edinburgh
Jessamy Cowie, Nairn
Lauren Gage, Edinburgh
Saskia Cooper, Kilmacolm

16-18 years

Winner
Darcy Carson, Dumfries and Galloway

Runners-up
Ellen Kendrick, Edinburgh
Zoe Storrie, Sanquhar

Special Merit
Andrew Murray Danet, Alness, Ross-shire
Calista Winstanley, Edinburgh
Darcy Carson, Dumfries and Galloway
Naomi Temple, Dumfries
Charlotte Singleton, Dumfries

Unpublished Adults

Winner
Laura Helyer, Dumfries

Runners-up
Philip Murnin, Glasgow
Laura Helyer, Dumfries

Special Merit
Paul McQuade, Edinburgh
George McGilvray Wilson, Edinburgh
Judith Stewart, Haddington
Tony Garner, Edinburgh
Nicola Murray, Edinburgh
Andrew Campbell, Kearsey, Brighton
Linda Burns, Edinburgh

Published Adults

Winner
Guinevere Glasfurd-Brown, Cambridge

Runners-up
Heather Reid, Abernethy, Perthshire
Andy Jackson, Fife

Special Merit
Kirstin Zhang, Inverclyde
Helen Lawrenson, Newport-on-Tay, Fife
Carey Morning, Edinburgh
Rafael Torrubia, Penicuik, Midlothian
Lesley Harrison, Orkney
Allan Crosbie, Edinburgh
Jean Taylor, Edinburgh

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