Hugh Miller Writing Competition 2019-20

Are you a young person who is interested in writing? Are you fascinated by landscapes and how they formed, or ancient life on Earth and the fossils they left behind? Then the Hugh Miller Writing Competition is for YOU!

We really want you to think and write about your experiences. There are 51 wonderfully inspiring places within Scotland that could be your starting point You might write a poem or a short story or a non-fiction piece about the land or the rocks that create our beautiful Scottish landscapes. We want you to see with 'deep-time spectacles' into the magical world of our planet's geology.

The judges will write to every young person who enters the competition. There will be SIX winners in the under-18 age group. One of them could be you!

If you are aged between 18 and 25 years then there is a very special prize awaiting. This year we are awarding the inaugural Middleton-Miller Award for most Promising Young Writer to the finest piece of writing in this age bracket. The prize will be a £50 book token or contribution to a writing course of your choice as well as the opportunity to share your piece at an award ceremony in Edinburgh (you will also be given a £50 contribution towards travel costs for this event).

For further information please visit:

Closing date for entries is 15th March 2020 at midnight.


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