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Awesome Authors 2022 - Submission Form

Contest rules and regulations

Deadline and participation

  • The contest starts January 10, 2022
  • Submissions will be accepted until February 25, 2022
  • Open to all youth residing in Ottawa, ages 9 to 18 (must not yet have completed high school)
  • Submission by outside residents with a non-resident card (family membership) will be accepted.
  • Residents of Ottawa can get a FREE library card online.
  • There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, per category. The six categories are: short story, poetry, comic, nouvelle, poésie and bande dessinée

All submissions must:

  • include the title of the piece on each page
  • be new, original, previously unpublished work
  • be in French or English

Please remember:

  • do not put your name on your work
  • include one entry form per submission
  • entries will not be returned
  • all winning entries will be checked for plagiarism. Entries that are plagiarized, previously published or that do not follow guidelines will be disqualified

Poems and short stories must be:

  • 1000 words or less
  • typed and submitted electronically directly on this webpage; OR typed on one side of 8.5”x 11” pages, and submitted in a library branch with the in-person entry form
  • written by a single author

Comics must be:

  • drawn on one of the OPL templates (in order to offer a better printing quality)
  • And drawn on one side of an 8.5” x 11” page (in order to offer a better printing quality);
  • OR created with a computer software using 8.5" x 11" format and following the OPL templates.
  • Original drawings only
  • one to three pages maximum
  • scanned (must be at least 400X400dpi - photo will not be accepted) and/or saved as a PDF, JP or PNG files and submitted electronically directly on this contest webpage OR printed in two colour copies and submitted in a library branch with the in-person entry form

Comic Templates

Please choose your type of entry
How many authors are there for this Comic submission
Confirmation of Understanding
First Author
Name and Age of Author
Author Contact Information
Permissions
Photo authorization
Media permission
Author Caregiver or Parent
Permissions
Second Author
Name and Age of Author
Author Contact Information
Permissions
Photo authorization
Media permission
Author Caregiver or Parent
Permissions
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