And we're off... (21-AUG-2015)
A writing workshop at the Edinburgh International Book Festival launches the Pushkin Prizes 2016! ..more
The Pushkin Prizes at the Edinburgh International Book Festival! (01-JUL-2015)
Our launch event this year is a workshop with the writer Diana Hendry, who is a regular tutor for Pushkin Prize-winners' Week at Moniack Mhor. ..more
Is 'big' a banned word in your classroom? (30-JUN-2015)
A group of writers who work regularly in schools are concerned by the way children are sometimes told that size matters when it comes to vocabulary choice. ..more
Older News
Where is she now? (11-MAY-2015)
Prize-giving preparation (24-APR-2015)
Not long now... (21-APR-2015)
All about Russia (01-MAR-2015)
Deadline Alert! (15-DEC-2014)
Is yours going to be a Pushkin Prize-winning folio?

Every secondary school in Scotland has received a copy of the leaflet outlining the details of The Pushkin Prizes 2015.

If by any chance your English Department has mislaid it, email the Director, and she'll send you one. Or you can download it from this website.

We're looking for Scotland's brightest and best young writers in their 1st or 2nd years at secondary school.

You are eligible to enter The Pushkin Prizes, Scotland's unique creative writing competition for young people. You could be joining us for Pushkin Prizewinners' Week at the Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre next May.

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.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Pushkin Prizes in St Petersburg

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.

If you are having trouble contacting the Director in St Petersburg, please contact Lindsey Fraser via the contacts page and she will forward all requests for information to Natalya.

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