2018 competition Picture

Happy Winners of Trophies at the 2018 Conference


SAW Competitions and Results 2013

Competition Trophy

Scholarship – Humorous Article

Marty Duncan Trophy & Livingstone Schola

General Novel

Constable Trophy

Crime Novel

Pitlochry Quaich

Children’s Novel

T C Farries Trophy


Helensburgh Shield

General Short Story

John Severn Trophy

General Article

Alistair Walker Trophy

Woman’s Short Story

Margaret McConnell Trophy

Poetry – ‘Working Lives’

Dorothy Dunbar Rose Bowl

Writing for Under 7s

Writers’ News Trophy

Mini Story

Writers’ News Trophy

Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Story

Helen and Bob Orr Trophy

Book Review

May Marshall Trophy

Castles in the Air Short Story ‘An Impossible Dream’

Castles in the Air Trophy

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SAW Trophies

As a mark of our respect and love for our recently deceased Competition Secretary, we introduced this newly engraved SAW Barbara Hammond trophy seen here on its plinth. It is presented for a self published novel and this year Chris Longmuir won it.

SAW Summer Solstice 2018

SAW Summer Solstice 2018

SAW Summer Solstice 2018

Write Down South 2018

Write Down South 2018

Write Down South 2018

Outside Competitions

this link will take you to a Facebook page where Marc Sherland has created a listing of outside competitions and their due dates.

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Autumn Equinox competition results - click here to view

Adjudication of Poetry - Michael Malone
Michael praised the standard reached by the poets who entered the competition and revealed the results as follows :

1st award

Mora MacLean - Glasgow - The Sound of Sollas

2nd place

G B Ballantyne - Argyll - The River in Summer

3rd place

Alexander Hamilton -Argyll - Late Winter

Highly commended

Mora MacLean - Glasgow - Tree Dance


Alexander Hamilton -Argyll - Morning Moon


C M Walker - Glasgow - Show and Tell


Patsy Dyer - Argyll - Cowslip Wine



Adjudication of Short Story Competition - Keith Charters
Keith said he was highly impressed with the stories he read in the short leet and praised the entrants.

1st award

Barbara Stevenson - Preswick - Zuri Mtu

2nd place

Vicky MacKenzie - Fife - The Guddle

3rd place

Helen Welsh - Fife - Natural and Unnatural Worlds


M T Keilty - Glasgow - The Puddockstane


Margaret Woodward - Moray - The Mists of Loch Duich


Sarah Hodgetts - Herts - The Otter Pup

2012 St. Andrew's Short Story Competition - click here to view


1st Place

Evelyn Corkill - Largs Writers Group

2nd Place

Joanna Campbell - Gloucestershire, England

3rd Place

Sheila Aird - Edinburgh Writers