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Welcome to Dumfries & Galloway Creative Writing Awards

We are delighted to launch this Children's Creative Writing Competition which welcomes submissions from children and young people aged 5-18, living in Dumfries & Galloway. Run by Wigtown Festival Company in partnership with DG Unlimited and Peter Pan Moat Brae. .


Our judge for the competition is Vivian French, author of more than 300 books for children and young people. She can't wait to read your entries.  Information about the three categories can be found below. The closing date has been extended to 5pm on Sunday 31 May 2020. Full details including prizes, terms and conditions can be viewed at


Thank you to The Holywood Trust for their support.