How to enter

Nominations will open Wednesday 29 May

Submissions for this year’s Awards closed on 30 September 2018. You can read about the winning piece here.

Submission for the 2019 Awards will open on Wednesday 29 of May and will close at midnight on Monday 30 September 2019.

Help recognise and reward journalists and writers who raise awareness of gender inequality and Violence Against Women in a responsible and sensitive way by submitting your own or nominate someone else's piece for consideration in the Write to End Violence Against Women 2019 Awards.

This year is the seventh year of the Awards and we’re excited to see the variety of talent that is available in Scotland.

This year we accepted submissions and nomination for six separate Award categories:

  • Best Piece – News
  • Best Piece – Feature
  • Best Piece – Opinion and Comment
  • Best Piece – Blog and Self Published
  • Gender Equality Award: Women and Sport
  • Wooden Spoon

Find out more about these categories and their criteria here.

We’re particularly interested in pieces which represent voices not often heard, for example people of colour, LGBT people, disabled people, and people from rural communities and/or working-class backgrounds.

Terms and conditions

For the first time, this year, we will be accepting submissions and nominations of multimedia pieces as well as written pieces. That means we will be accepting pieces of broadcast, radio, short documentaries, and podcasts.

We will be accepting pieces of up to 3 minutes in length for the Best Piece – News category, and up to 15 minutes in length for all other categories.

To enter this year’s Awards all submissions and nominations must:

  • Have been published between 01/10/18 and 30/09/19
  • Be created in Scotland or primarily reaching a Scottish audience
  • Meet criteria for individual categories - read about this here.

Find out more about what we’re looking for here.

Writing in other languages

We are keen to ensure that the Write Awards receive as broad a range of submissions as possible. We also know that many people writing on gender equality and violence against women in Scotland will be doing so in another language.

Unfortunately, due to our staff capacity and time constraints, we can only accept pieces that have been translated into English (this is something we would be keen to change in future years).

However, if you are unable to translate your piece please let us know – we will do all we can to share it among our networks and find someone with the expertise to get your piece translated and eligible for submission. Contact Jenny Lester at for more help.

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