Writing Contests

Writing Contests
Posted on 01/11/2022
Do you love to write?

Here are some writing contests for Canadian youth that you might want to enter. More will be added as they open up, so check back often.

Amazon Canada Youth Short Story Award. Amazon Canada, in partnership with The Walrus, offers a $5000 prize for a short story under 3000 words. This contest is open to youth aged 13-17. Submission deadline: January 31.

Ottawa Public Library Awesome Authors Contest. The OPL offers cash prizes and the chance to be published in their annual collection, Pot Pourri. There are 3 categories: Short story, Poetry, and Comic. Entries may be in English or French. The contest is open to students who live in the city of Ottawa, between the ages of 9-18. Register for virtual workshops to get tips on how to be a better writer. Submission deadline: February 25, 2022.

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