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Writers in running for national title
10th March 2022
Two High School of Dundee pupils are in the running for one of the country’s most prestigious student literary titles.
Congratulations to Ruby McIntee and Eve Campbell who have both been long-listed for the Scottish Schools’ Young Writer of the Year Award, an annual contest open to all 15 to 18-year-old pupils in Scotland.
Organised by the Scottish Review, the competition challenges entrants to write a non-fiction piece on a contemporary issue for a serious magazine or newspaper.
Ruby earned her spot on the long-list with her thought-provoking exploration of the impact and effects of TikTok on young people, while Eve impressed the judging panel with her powerful examination of issues surrounding female brutality.
Head of English Mandy Tevendale said, “The number of entries this year make it all the more impressive that these two have made it this far. Ruby’s piece, about the dangers of TikTok, and Eve’s piece, about female violence, are both outstanding examples of what our pupils can achieve.”
The pair join 19 other pupils on the long-list for the 2021/22 award, with the results set to be announced in a special edition of the Scottish Review – www.scottishreview.net – on Tuesday 22 March.