Writing Awards

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s annual writing competition takes place each year in partnership with Bipolar Scotland. 

Launched in 2014, the writing competition is one of the festival’s most enduring successes, providing an opportunity for first-time writers to be published alongside established names.

The awards ceremony is often where we discover what our festival is really about, as writers from across Scotland and further afield take inspiration from our theme in poignant, powerful, personal and often ingenious and surprising ways.

Submission Details

The writing competition is currently CLOSED for submissions. If you have any questions about the competition, you can get in touch at smhaf@mentalhealth.org.uk