The 2016 Maverick Award

The 2016 Maverick Award

In memory of Tom’s well-loved traits as a maverick, inquisitor and explorer, The Tom McGrath Trust, with the Saltire Society is delighted to be running The Maverick Award for the third year in 2016.

The award will offer up to £2000 for the best application for a new project, with writing at its heart, that departs from the routine and starts to explore new and imaginative possibilities. There will also be a runners up prize of £1000.


Winners will be announced at the Saltire Society on Wednesday 26 October 2016

Please see the Guidelines and Application for the Maverick Award for further details of how to apply.


The winners of previous Maverick Awards are: Mary Paulson-Ellis and Audrey Grant (2011); The Village Pub Theatre (2013). Maverick runners up include: Sarah Forrest, Visual Artist; Catherine Grosvenor, Playwright (2011); Andy Cannon (2013).  An honourable mention for the 2011 Maverick Award goes to Katy McAulay part of Scotland’s first writer / baker partnership!

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