BOOKMARK - in Partnership with local Schools

Last year, following, the passing of our Honorary President, Christine Findlay, BOOKMARK in partnership with the English Department at Blairgowrie High School set in motion a writing competition,
The Christine Findlay Short Story Prize.

A number of students took part and after much deliberation, a winner was chosen - Keira Doig for her story Whistle for the Wind.  All the short-listed stories were put together in a leaflet whose cover was designed by Olivia Van Hooft, a local Artist, Illustrator and Designer. To read this story, please click here.

The students and members of BHS staff were invited to BOOKMARK 2021 where Keira was presented with her prize by Deputy First Minister, John Swinney; she met Scottish author, James Robertson, and was presented with a signed copy of his book, News of the Dead.

In 2022 we have continued with the Prize and Gail Wylie, BOOKMARK Chair, was once again amazed by the quality of the stores and writes 'It is no easy feat for a busy English Department to encourage good writing and we applaud their hard work which is apparent in the stories written for this year's leaflet.'  Gail would also like to thank the BHS Art Department for participating in designing the front cover.

The winner of The Christine Findlay Short Story Prize 2022 was Mili Drover for her chilling tale Hillcrest Cottage.  All the winning entries have been collated into a lovely booklet. BOOKMARK would also like to thank Ocean Anton for designing the front cover. 

To read Mili's story, please click here

Ocean Anton's fabulous artwork