Winners of the 2017 Write to End Violence Against Women Awards
A huge thank you to all of you who attended the 2017 Write Awards last night. We were thrilled to see such a packed event with so many people passionate about good media representation about violence against women.
Our compère Kainde Manji did a fantastic job of coordinating the ceremony and keeping things running smoothly.
We would like to give thanks to our wonderful MSP Sponsor Monica Lennon and speaker Jeane Freeman MSP; it is wonderful to have MSPs who are actively and vocally challenging the narrative that says violence against women is ever acceptable. Huge thanks as well to our wonderful panel of judges and of course all the writers who entered this year’s competition.
Zero Tolerance is supported in the running of the Write Awards by White Ribbon Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid, Engender, Everyday Victim Blaming, Women 50:50, Rape Crisis Scotland, Women for Independence and the Scottish Refugee Council and media partner, The Sunday Herald newspaper.
We’ll be posting more about the awards in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye out – for now please enjoy the excellent articles that winners of this year’s awards.
Winner of Best Article – News
Annie Brown, Daily Record
Winner of Best Article – Feature
Vicky Allan, The Sunday Herald
Best Blog and Comment
Talat Yaqoob, Women 5050
Best article – Student and Young Person
Polly Smythe and Niamh Anderson, The Student
Gender Equality Awards 2017: Creative Writing
3 Poems; Silence, Deep Water, Survive
Read Erin’s wonderful poems on page 63 – 65 of our booklet.
Rather than award “worst article” or wooden spoon to a particular article, the organisers have decided to award this year’s Wooden Spoon to a theme. This recognises the shortcomings of representation as a whole, rather than singling out one individual journalist.
The Wooden Spoon award was presented by Annie McLaughlin, our 2016 Write to End Violence Against Women bursary winner and you can read a transcript here.