Young entrants in the Green Pencil Award will explore the competition’s theme, Scotland’s Glorious Gardens.
Last week children’s author Vivien French joined pupils form Preston Street Primary School for a special writing workshop in Princes Street Gardens to launch the competition.
Amelie Colgrave, age 10, and Vivien French, author, admire the view in Princes Street Gardens
Children, who must be p4 to p7, can write a poem or story, which could focus on anything from a memorable visit to a Scottish garden like the Royal Botanic Gardens or a creative depiction of what the ideal Scottish garden would look and smell like.
Culture Convener, Councillor Richard Lewis, said: “This is a popular and engaging competition for budding writers across the city, and always produces many creative and compelling entries from young people.
This year’s theme should also inspire more visits to our fantastic range of parks and green spaces so I look forward to reading the creative writing to result from it.”
Councillor Richard Lewis and children’s author Vivien French with pupils from Preston Street Primary School.
Find out how to enter the Green Pencil Award and inspiration for your poems from this library booklist
The closing date is Friday, 14 October, with an awards ceremony to be held at the Central Library in late November.