Book Week 2015 Writing Contest
Do you love to write? Are you in Grade 4 to 12? If so, enter the Book Week 2015 Writing Contest!
Young writers from across Canada, in grades 4 to 12, are invited to submit their stories and/or poems (fiction or non-fiction) to the Book Week 2015 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens. Judging is done by noted writers from across Canada and one winner from each grade will receive a $250 gift certificate for the bookstore of his or her choice. Two honourable mentions from each grade category will also receive $50 gift certificates. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015.
Winning entries will be posted here on the Book Week website on May 6, 2015 during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2015.
- Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2015. They do not have to be received by this date.
- Entrants must be in Grades 4 to 12 at the time of the contest deadline.
- Entries must be written in English and must not exceed 1,500 words.
- All entries must be original content.
- Two entries per person are allowed and can be mailed together in one envelope.
- All entries must include a fully complete ENTRY FORM.*
- Please staple one entry form to each story/poem being submitted; do not use paperclips, binder clips, folders or duotangs.
- Entries may be handwritten or typed.
- No faxed or emailed entries will be accepted.
- Due to the large volume of entries, we cannot acknowledge receipt of entry.
- Contest open to residents of Canada only.
- Winners will be announced on May 6, 2015 during TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2015.
* Please note that entries not accompanied by an ENTRY FORM will not be considered.
MAIL ENTRIES TO:
c/o The Canadian Children's Book Centre
Suite 217, 40 Orchard View Blvd
For more information about the Book Week 2015 Writing Contest, please contact Sandra O'Brien at 416.975.0010 ext. 227 or email@example.com.
Interested in reading the winning stories and honourable mentions from our 2014 Writing Contest? Click here!
Congratulations, Genny Knowles!
Genny, a member of the Young Writers' Club of North Vancouver, won first prize in the Federation of BC Writers’ Young BC Writers Contest. The results haven't been posted to the FBCW's site yet but Genny received an email yesterday announcing the good news. Soon her story, Caitlyn's Book, should appear as the winner of the $400 scholarship.
This was Genny's first competition and she is only in grade 8. She was competing against much older and more experienced writers.
Talent & hard work were on her side.
I’m sure this is the first of many writing achievements for Genny.
Photo from Wikimedia Commons: Congratulations Beach at Druidston Haven from a road alongside Hotel by Steve Sheppard
A competition by the prestigious Vancouver Writers' Festival is now open:
What's your story? Grab a pen and get writing, if the Vancouver Writers' Festival judges like what they read you could win a cash prize and have your work published in a magazine that showcases aspiring young writers.
Prizes will be awarded to the top two entries in poetry and fiction:
1st prize in each category: $300
2nd prize in each category: $200
Prize winners will be published in The Claremont Review and on the Festival website.
- The contest is open to all young writers enrolled in Grades 8-12 in British Columbia.
- Entries will be accepted for previously unpublished work in each category:
- Poetry (any style): 500 word limit
- Creative Short Fiction: 1,500 word limit
- Entries will be judged blind. Please do not put your name on your story or poem in the file you have uploaded or in the file name.
- There is a $5 entry fee for each story or poem you submit, payable online through PayPal.
- We will accept entries in MS Word Document or PDF formats. Please use standard margins, 12-point font and double spacing.
- Winners will be selected by a panel of publishing and writing professionals.
- Entries must be uploaded and payment confirmed by 5:00pm October 27, 2013.