Green Pencil Award 2023

On behalf of the Green Pencil Edinburgh Library team we would like to say thank you to all our schools, teachers and pupils, who took part in Green Pencil 2022, making it a truly successful competition.

Calling all Nature Heroes

Do you think you could write a story or a poem featuring one of Scotland’s heroes of nature?

It could be the story of

  • a tree which provides shelter
  • the bumblebee on its mission to pollinate the flowers
  • the weather playing a heroic part in everyday life.

It’s up to you, the writer, to enchant us with a story or poem that includes the nature of Scotland.

Entries can be poetry, prose or story, all we ask is that the writing is the author’s own work and is no longer than one side of A4 paper.

Competition date

The competition runs from 4 September to 20 October 2023.


Download the judging criteria, Curriculum for Excellence links and entry form - PDFs