English - Art to inspire young writers

10th December 2010 at 00:00

Inspiration for creative writers can be found in the works of art in Scotland's national collection - and the best pieces of writing will be published.

The creative writing competition Inspired? Get writing! is now in its sixth year and open for entries. It is a joint venture between the National Galleries of Scotland, the Scottish Poetry Library and The English-Speaking Union, and receives support from the Scotsman newspaper

There are five categories, three for pupils at different stages of school, and two for adults. Entries can be in the form of prose or poetry but should be no longer than 1,000 words.

The closing date is Friday, January 21, 2011. An award ceremony, with public readings of the winning works, will take place on April 21, 2011.


Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today