The winner of the Toulmin Prize 2016 is Mary Leith from Kintore, with her story Duck Number 38. Mary received her award at the May Festival, at a special event, 'The Toulmin Celebration and Short Story Prize' on Sunday 29 May, where her entry was read aloud to the assembled audience by writer and story-teller Sheena Blackhall. Mary, a teacher by profession, originally hales from the Borders, and has lived in the North-East for many years. Mary is delighted to have won, after having submitted entries to the competition in the past. The winning entry will be printed in the July-August Leopard Magazine.
The images show Mary Leith with her award, and with Les Wheeler who read North-East stories and poems at the event, Sheena Blackhall who read the winning story, and one of the competition judges Judy Mackie, the Editor of Leopard Magazine.