MTOT 2017-18 Celebration Event

    Children and young people from primary, secondary and early years used their language skills to create and share poetry as part of this year’s Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition. In addition, for the first time this year the competition was open to Scotland’s Further and Higher Education sectors.

    Over 100 entries were submitted from across Scotland, with 26 prizes being awarded. The judging panel had a difficult task deciding on the finalists for entry into the winners' anthology.

    Young people and their families attended the prestigious awards ceremony on 17 March 2018, where poets had the opportunity to perform their work and showcase the many languages used by children and young people, in education and at home.  

    Juliette Lee, poet and creative writer, opened the event at the University of Strathclyde, and spoke about the inspiring, humbling, and humorous entries included in the anthology.

    Find out more about this year's winners and the celebration event in the tabbed sections below. To find out about previous competitions and to access poetry resources, visit the main MTOT webpage.
    • 2017-18 Winners
    • MTOT 2017-18 Anthology
    • Photos
    • Feedback

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