Writing Rammy

{RAMMY: Scots noun meaning a noisy disturbance or free-for-all}

The Rammy Returns! Falkirk Libraries annual short fiction competition, The Writing Rammy, is back for its second year.

The competition is open to all ages, whether you’re 5 or 105! Taking part couldn’t be easier; all you have to do is write a short piece of fiction or poetry about anything you choose. You can even send in entries from your whole family for a chance to claim our Family Rammy prize!

Look out for writing workshops in libraries this summer.

Competition categories

Entries will be judged by a panel of library staff. A winner and a runner up will be chosen in each of the following categories:

  • Ages 7 and under
  • Ages 8-11
  • Ages 12-14
  • Ages 15-17
  • Ages 18+
  • Family Rammy - the best group of entries from a family

Family Rammy

For a chance to scoop our Family Rammy prize, get the other members of your family to each write a story or poem and send in your entries together. We want everyone to take part - mums, dads, grannies, uncles, cousins, students… the whole family!

Previous winners

You can read the winning stories and poems from previous Writting Rammies:

Key dates

  • Competition opens: Saturday 21st April
  • Competition closes: Saturday 18th August
  • Winners announced: Mid-September
  • Winners’ ceremony: October 11th, during National Libraries Week

How to enter

  • Word limits: 250 words if you are aged 14 and under, up to 500 words if you are 15 or over.
  • All entries should clearly state your name, age, address, tel. no and email address.
  • Word processed entries should be emailed (preferred) to writingrammy@falkirkcommunitytrust.org. by midnight on the closing date
  • You may hand in word processed/typed entries to any library in the Falkirk area (except Slamannan) by 3pm on the closing date

Writing Rammy Rules

Terms and conditions apply. Please read the rules before submitting your entry. Copies of these rules are available in all Falkirk Community Trust Libraries.

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Last updated: 25 April 2018 at 14:55