Somewhere out there, in an S1 or S2 class in a school in Scotland, there are ten writers worthy of the title Pushkin Prize-winner. Are you one of them?
What can you write about? ANYTHING! We're looking for stories, poems, plays, articles, memoirs - anything you like on a subject of your choice. The world is your oyster.
Why not look at the winning entries from previous years? You'll find a wonderful variety of writing of all kinds.
The Pushkin Prizes 2019 will be launched in the late summer - but it's never too soon to start preparing your folio.
Schools in St Petersburg can contact our Director, Natalya Ushmanova, if they have pupils interested in entering The Pushkin Prizes. She is already in touch with many of the city's schools.
Milana Gekht and Elisaveta Zamkovaia, Pushkin Prizewinners, 2018
Russian entrants submit one piece of writing in Russian and English. Their entries are shortlisted by our Russian judges, Tatiana Cheriskova, Yasnov Davidovich and Alexey Shervchenko and the winners selected by the Scottish judges.
If you are having trouble contacting the Director in St Petersburg, please contact Lindsey Fraser via the contacts page and she will forward all requests for information to Natalya.