More than 50 writers submitted an entry to a new poetry contest at this year’s Keith Festival of Traditional Music and Song.
It aimed to find the best writer of Doric verses aged 12 and above.
Sheena Blackhall, from Aberdeen, judged the competition and was thrilled by the quality of the entries.
And now you have the chance to read some of the winning entries:
Taking top spot was Jim Brown with Dig for Doric
Oor Bailie bagged second place
Here are the two third prize entries
And here are a few from the Highly Commended section
This one is written by Vera Taylor
The Halloween piece by Arlene Mitchell
Ma Granny by Anne Miller
We hinna got a …. Written by Bill Sutherland
Honeymoon 2005. Written by Lt Col Hugh Inkster
The Cattleman by Brian Thomson
The Tea Dunce by Neil
Ca the Wringer by Isobel Stewart
A poem written by Charlie Duguid
A poem written by Lorna Keith
Fit Dis The North East Mean ti Me?
Memories are made of this! By Mildred Coutts
The Tale o Silly Jack by Jackie Ross