2018 competition Picture

Happy Winners of Trophies at the 2018 Conference


SAW Competitions and Results 2016

Competition Trophy

Women's Short Story

Margaret McConnel Trophy


Helensburgh Shield

Children's Short Story

Under 7s Trophy

General Short Story

The John Severn Trophy

Castles in the Air

Salver Trophy

Humorous Article

Marty Duncan Trophy

Self Published Book

Barbara Hammond Trophy

Flash Fiction

SAW Council Trophy

3-5 minutes sketch

Largs Shield

General Novel

Constable Trophy

Historical Novel

Pitlochry Quaich

Children's Novel

Crystal Thistle

Non-Fiction Book

Janetta Bowie Chalice

General Article

Alastair Walker Oscar Trophy


The Dorothy Dunbar Rose Bowl

Book Review

May Marshall Trophy

Poetry Wall Winner

Dragon's Pen

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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