We invite you to submit your writing, or someone else’s writing, for consideration in the 2017 awards.

This year is the fifth year that the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards will take place and as such we are deciding how the awards can best represent all the writing talent that is available in Scotland. We will confirm the categories in the coming months, but for now please submit any piece you believe deserves attention. Anyone may nominate their own writing, or an article written by someone else any of the categories.

To nominate or submit an entry, use the contact form at the foot of this page.

Please be sure to read the terms and conditions fully.

Alternatively, entries can be submitted by email to submissions (at) The deadline for entries is 30 September 2017.

What Happens Next

After the closing date a shortlist will be chosen. All shortlisted writers will be invited to the award ceremony which will be held at the Scottish Parliament during the 16 Days of Action for The Elimination of Violence Against Women in late 2017.

Terms and conditions

  • Must be published between 01/09/16 and 01/09/17
  • Must be written in Scotland or primarily reaching a Scottish audience.

Remember – this writing can be yours, or someone else’s. If you have any queries at all about what category the writing belongs in then please get in touch!