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Burgess Writing Competition 2014

Burgess Writing Competition 2014

This year marked the inaugural City of Dundee Burgess Charity Schools Short Story Competition. Schools all across Dundee were invited to challenge S3 pupils to write a short story which featured either a Dundee theme or a Dundee connection. Once the stories were written, each school then selected their best entries to be submitted for final judging. The judges commented on the exceptionally high standard of all of the entries submitted.

We were delighted to learn that Erin Findlay had been selected as the overall winner of the competition. Erin’s story was about A Day in the Mill and featured an introduction in Scots as well as an emotional and traumatic ending which illustrated the horrors of working in the mills. Erin received a book token and was presented with the trophy which now sits proudly in the school trophy cabinet.

Alongside Erin’s success, two other St. John’s pupils were rewarded by the judges. Olivia Adam was a runner-up and Allana Mitchell received a commendation and a book prize for her efforts.