Recognising our students' talent in prose and verse.
This prize, estimated value £900, is awarded to a matriculated student of the University of Aberdeen or the University of Edinburgh.
It is given for a poem or series of poems, using any recognised verse form other than free verse, totalling no more than 80 lines on a given theme (for example, the theme for 2020 was “rent”).
|2020||Rhiannon Auriol Williams (special mentions: Jane Jia Hui, Hayley Bernier and Alex Smith)|
|2019||Alycia Pirmohamed (special mentions: Roshni Gallagher, Hattie Atkins, and Sarah Stewart)|
This prize, estimated value £1,500, is awarded annually for a prose or verse composition in Lowland Scots vernacular to a matriculated student of the University of Edinburgh, or to a graduate of the University of Edinburgh of less than three years’ standing.
You will be required to include a statement about the particular dialect chosen; accuracy plays a major part in determining the award (along with the literary and imaginative interest of the composition).
|2020||Kirsty Souter (special mention: Declan Kelly)|
Charles Lang (special mentions: Laurie Chetwood and James McPherson)
Dominic Hale and Zoe Ramsey
I am honoured to have won the Sloan Prize for 2019. I was surprised, and indeed overwhelmed, when I received the news, and it truly means a lot to me. I think it is amazing that the award celebrates literature in various lowland dialects, and gives significant value to the languages that we learn growing up, and speak in our everyday lives.
This prize was established in memory of Lewis Edwards, who died while a student of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. It is open to any matriculated undergraduate student of the University.
The award, £1400, is offered for a composition in English verse (including free verse) or prose (fiction). Poetry submissions must be no more than 80 lines; prose (fiction) submissions must be no longer than 3000 words.
|2020||Albertine Clarke (special mention: Armaan Verma and Millie Riddell)|
Snigdha Koirala (special mention: Polly Smythe)