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The Gaelic Literature Awards 2022 – Photos

The Gaelic Literature Awards 2022 were held at Cottiers Theatre on 15th September 2022. A full list of the award winners is available here.

Here are some photos from this year’s event. All photos from the event can be viewed here.
All photos © Julie Broadfoot

Room with band on stage
The Gaelic Literature Awards 2022 at Cottiers
Joy Dunlop at mic
Joy Dunlop, event host







Coinneach MacLeòid, Seòras and Donald Meek
Coinneach MacLeod and Donald Meek, with Seòras
Sylvia Hehir
Sylvia Hehir







June C. Graham
June C. Graham
Robbie MacLeod
Robbie MacLeod







NDL22 Award winners
The Gaelic Literature Awards 2022 – winners
Angus Peter Campbell
Angus Peter Campbell



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The Gaelic Literature Awards 2022 – Open to entries

The Gaelic Literature Awards 2022 are open to submissions from Scottish Gaelic writers and publishers. Prizes will be awarded for books published between 1st May 2021 and 30th April 2022 in a number of categories:

    • Poetry – The Derick Thomson Prize, sponsored by the Scottish Poetry Library
    • Fiction – The Highland Society of London Prize
    • Non-fiction – The Donald Meek Award
    • Children/young people

In addition to published books, there is also an opportunity for writers to submit unpublished manuscripts for children and for adults. As part of the prize, the winner of the best manuscript for children will have the opportunity to develop their book with the publisher, Acair.

The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2022. Information on how to submit an entry and the competition terms and conditions can be found here. The winners will be announced on 15th September 2022.