I’m thrilled to have heard that I’ve been awarded joint first prize in the adult poetry section of the 2010/11 Neil Gunn Writing Competition. It’s a biennial competition, organised by The Highland Council and the Neil Gunn Trust and this time, the theme was ‘A Wrong Turning’, inspired by a quote from Gunn’s Highland River – ‘Our river took a wrong turning somewhere! But we haven’t forgotten the source.’

The award ceremony was in Inverness last Tuesday and, sadly, I wasn’t able to get there, but a lovely certificate and a very delicious prizewinning cheque arrived through the post this morning. I’ve entered so few poetry competitions this year – just two, I think – so I feel especially lucky to have had such good news about this one.

3 responses to “Neil Gunn Writing Competition

  1. Thank you, Sue!

    And thank you, Elizabeth – congrats on your 2009 commendation! So glad you enjoyed the award ceremony. Really wish I could have gone, but my Arctic trip is imminent and there's still so much to sort/organise/set up, plus a pile of other work to finish, so it sadly wasn't possible. It sounded like a lovely occasion though.

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