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Teen Writing Contest


Love writing? You came to the right place!

Enter your original poem, short story or something in our “random” category. Create a new piece or polish up something written for a school assignment. If your entry is selected by the judging panel, you will win a gift certificate to the store of your choice, up to $100 for first prize.

Contest age categories:

  • Junior (Grades 7-9 or born between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2004)
  • Senior (Grades 10-12 or born between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2001)

2017 Teen Writing Contest Winners

Junior Poetry

Winner:

  • The Ballad of the Battle of the Somme, by Anonymous

Runners Up:

  • Melancholy, by  Sophie  Sianen
  • Permanent, by Annalise Wall

 

Junior Random

Winner:

  • Defending Legacies through Storytelling: Insights on the Greatness and Goodness of Elizabeth Schuyler-Hamilton, by Annalise Wall

Runner Up:

  • What Makes Someone A Hero, by Dallon Laanela

Honourable Mentions:

  • Pourquoi on devrait être contre le GNL en Saanich?, by Sophia Teghtmeyer
  • A Home In Music, by Shannon Stewart
  • Hope’s Journey Ch1-2, by Malak Abdullah

 

Junior Short Story

Winner:

  • Forbidden Library, by Sidney Hurst

Runner Up:

  • 23 Variations of Orange, by Annalise Wall

Honourable Mention:

  • The Offence Movement, by Jayda Thor

 

Senior Poetry

Winner:

  • The Wanderer, by Archana Cini Pandi

Runner Up:

  • A Love Letter to My Gender, by Christine Camaso

Honourable Mentions:

  • Almost Peaceful I and II, by Anouk Janess
  • A Dying Flame, by Eliza Partridge

 

Senior Random

Winner:

  • Floating in Space, by Raven Castle-Griffey

Runner Up:

  • Charmed Life – Excerpt, by Eliza Darroch

Honourable Mention:

  • A Vulnerable World, by Archana Cini Pandi

 

Senior Short Story

Winner:

  • Chilling, by Eliza Darroch

Runner Up:

  • Three Men, Half Dead by Asia Tyson

Honourable Mentions:

  • Sabotage is Sweet, by Edie Taylor
  • A Rose (By Any Other Name) Would Be As Empty, by Eliza Partridge