Our newest section, Creative Writing, was created in 2021 opening up the section with a poetry and prose Competition. Continuing this each term, the section is accompanied by digital art from Lancaster students Amy Brook and Teddy Khanna. The Creative Writing section and deputy editors decided on the winners of the Michaelmas Freshers writing competition together, while the Lent term competition was decided by votes from readers via a poetry showdown on the SCAN Instagram page.


Michaelmas Competition 2021:

Poetry 1st Place- Ami Clement, Coffee

Poetry 2nd Place- Meg Roser, The Ghost Ships

Poetry 3rd Place- Jonathan Robb, Cross-legged and Cress

Prose 1st Place- Elizabeth Brooks, Other Galaxies

Prose 2nd Place- Helen Constantinou, Your People

Prose 3rd Place- Felipe Sánchez Burgos, You Got This Backwards

Lent Competition 2022: Theme ‘Cold’

Winner: Felipe Sánchez Burgos, Cold

Runners up:

Elizabeth Train-Brown, the snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches (e.e. cummings)

Faisal Mumtaz, Patterns

Tabitha Lambie, We Need To Go To Bed

Izzi Bartlett, The Cold Beneath Your Shadow

Felipe Sánchez Burgos, 1917

Summer Competition 2022: Theme ‘Roses are Red’