If you want to be amongst next year's Pushkin Prize-winners, don't forget to make sure that your folio is with us by December 17th at the latest!
If you are an S1 or S2 pupil (or equivalent), you are eligible to enter The Pushkin Prizes, Scotland's unique creative writing competition for young people. You, like those smiling people in the photograph above, could be joining us for Pushkin Prizewinners' Week next May.
We've reached the half term stage, and time is moving on... So we hope you're well on with planning your folio of three pieces of writing.
What can you write about? ANYTHING! We're looking for stories, poems, plays, articles, memoirs - anything you like on a subject of your choice. Nobody's telling you what to do.
Why not look at the winning entries from previous years? You'll find a wonderful variety of writing of all kinds.
You'll find all the rules and guidelines here on this website.
Gill Arbuthnott launched this year's Pushkin Prizes in Scotland at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and information was sent to every secondary school in Scotland at the beginning of September.
If you would like a copy - just email your address to the Director.
Schools in St Petersburg can contact our Director, Natalya Ushmanova, if they have pupils interested in entering The Pushkin Prizes. She is already in touch with many of the city's schools.
Russian entrants submit one piece of writing in Russian and English. Their entries are shortlisted by our Russian judges, Tatiana Cheriskova, Yasnov Davidovich and Alexey Shervchenko and the winners selected by the Scottish judges.
Please contact Lindsey Fraser via the contacts page and she will forward all requests for information to Natalya.