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A Couple of Contests for Young Writers
The League of Canadian Poets and youngpoets.ca invites entries from Canadian youth to participate in its 2008 Poetic Licence Contest. Two age categories: junior (grades 7-9) and senior (grades 10-12). First prize in each category: $200; additional prizes available. All winning poems will be published in the League of Canadian Poets’ e-zine. No entry fee. Deadline: January 31, 2008. More details here.
The Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge is a short story contest for young Aboriginal Canadians. First prize: $2000. Participants must be of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Metis) and between the ages of 14-18 or 19-29. Submit stories 800-1400 words based on a moment or period in Aboriginal history. The event should be tied to Canadian history and/or the participant’s ancestral history. Deadline: March 31, 2008. More details here.