Diary theme for Tartan Treasures

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A competition organised by Angus Council is looking for prize-winning diary entries about a treasured Scottish memory.

The Tartan Treasures Competition, for non-published writers of all ages, is part of the annual Tartan Day Scotland Festival which celebrates Scotland and the Scots. This year’s festival this year runs from April 3 to 12.

Entries for the competition, which has under-16 and over-16 categories, are to take the format of a page from a diary - real or fictional - recalling a place, a time, an occasion or a person with a connection to Scotland, with a word limit of 200-400 words for the under 16 category and 400-800 words for the over-16 category.

The competition is now open and the deadline for entries is February 20. A shortlist will be drawn up and considered by a panel of three judges, including the Provost of Angus, councillor Helen Oswald.

The winning entry from each category will be announced at a special ceremony during the Tartan Day Scotland Festival.

The winner of the under 16 category will receive a Kindle Fire tablet, while the winner of the 16 and over category will receive a dinner, bed and breakfast voucher for Carnoustie Golf Hotel. In addition, the winning diary entries will appear on the Tartan Day Scotland website and Facebook page.

For more information or to download an entry form, visit www.tartandayscotland.com/treasures.