The Pushkin Prizes

The Chairman and Trustees of The Pushkin Prizes in Scotland and St Petersburg regret to announce that the Prizes will close in August 2019 after 33 years.

The Pushkin Prizes were a creative writing initiative open to children in their first and second year of secondary school – it was launched in Tayside, before being made available to pupils throughout Scotland. A parallel initiative was established in English language specialist schools in St Petersburg.

The final Pushkin Prizewinners’ Week took place in June 2019 with ten young people from all over Scotland, and two from St Petersburg, tutored by the poet Gerry Cambridge and the writer Julie Bertagna.