Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Spreading the Word Youth Writing Contest!
After much deliberation, our judges, Susin Nielsen and Ellen Schwartz, awarded prizes to the following entries:
- 1st Place - Short Story: "Hero" by Jessica Klein, Grade 12 at Burnsview Secondary
- 2nd Place - Short Story: "Birthday" by Zoe Jones, Grade 11 at Stratford Hall
- 1st Place - Poetry: "things i've learned from school" by Gabrielle Bonifacio, Grade 12 at Byrne Creek Secondary School
- 2nd Place - Poetry: "Chrysalism" by Vanessa Harrison, Grade 12, St. Michaels University School
Click on the name of each entry to read it online.
The winners will receive the following prizes:
- 1st prize: $300 + publication (in each category)
- 2nd prize: $200 + publication (in each category)
Winners will also be published in The Claremont Review, a magazine that showcases work by young writers.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their work! The 2017 Spreading the Word Youth Writing Contest will open in September 2017.