Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines

Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines

  • Writers must be in grades 7 to 12.
  • Writers must reside in Ontario and attend school in Ontario.
  • Original fiction and non-fiction submissions will be accepted.  Poetry will not be accepted.
  • Short stories or personal essays must be between 500 and 2500 words in length.
  • Entries will be judged on the basis of originality, style, general presentation, as well as spelling and grammar.
  • Submissions will be accepted through an online application from September 30th to November 8th, 2017.
  • Submissions will be accepted by both individual writers and from teachers on behalf of their students.  Teachers may submit up to ten personal essays/short stories per class. 
  • Only one submission per writer will be accepted.