Nine competitions through the year are adjudicated by guest judges and give members a chance to try their hand at different genres

Most of the club competitions are similar to SAW competitions and may possibly be entered there too

1.  Book Review (Bioforce/A.Vogel Trophy)                                                                               21st  September

Only books published new or in a new edition in 2016 are eligible for this competition 350-500 words           Judge: Guy Pringle, New Books Magazine

2.  Poetry  (Jenny Cadas Trophy)                                                                                 19th October

  Max 40 lines: Theme – Open                                                                                               Judge: John Hudson

3.  General Article (Elsie Miller Trophy)                                                                                       09th November

 Max 1500 words: Theme – Humour                                                                                   Judge: Theresa Talbot             

4.   Flash Fiction (Leigh Trophy)                                                                                                   30th November

       Max 250 words                                                                                                                 Judge: Kirsty Logan                        

5.   General Short Story  (Ellie Hamilton Trophy)                                                                    11th January

     Max 2500 words: Theme – Open                                                                                   Judge:Douglas Thompson                                                 

6.  Novel (Novel Trophy)                                                                                                                      8th February

     Max 5000 words plus synopsis: Theme – open                                                           Judge: Catherine Czerkawska                                           


7.   Drama (Ayrshire Chamber Trophy)                                                                                22nd February

     First 10 mins of one act play suitable for lunchtime studio theatre, max 4 charas + synopsis           Judge: Vince Hope                    

8.  Woman’s Short Story  (Woman’s Short Story Trophy/SAW)                                             8th   March                                  Max 2000 words:  Suitable for woman’s short story market                                  Judge: Betty McKay                                                               
9. Scottish Article (JR & CH Mair Quaich)                                                                                   29th March

   Max 1500 words: Theme – Nature                                                                                  Judge: Malachy Tallack               

10.  Children’s Competition  (Scotland’s Artists Trophy)                                                            5th April

        Max 1000 words aimed at age 12+ : Theme – Fantasy                              Judge: Ian Hunter