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The Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest is on!

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Jan 05, 2022

Are you between the ages of 9 and 18? Do you dream of one day writing an internationally acclaimed bestseller?  Do you invent a new cartoon character every time you have a blank piece of paper in front of you? Are you fascinated by the world of spoken words? If so, we have a contest for you! 

About the Contest 

Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest will allow you to showcase your literary talent and creativity. By participating, you have a chance to win cash prizes and have your work published in the Pot-pourri anthology. You can submit a work in each of the six categories: poetry, short story, comic, poésie, nouvelle and bande dessinée. Hurry, you have until Friday, February 25, 2022 to send us your submission(s). To learn more, visit the contest page. For the complete rules, see the online submission form.

FREE Workshops 

We are privileged to have five wonderful judges helping us for this contest. Our judges are local authors who generously offer their time to read each submission. They have the difficult task of choosing the best entries. You'll have the chance to learn from them through online creative writing workshops. Spaces are limited, so check out the list of available workshops and reserve your spot. 

Thank You to Our Friends 

The contest is made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA). It is also the FOPLA, which publishes an annual anthology of the winning entries. You can purchase your copy of Pot-pourri 2021 on the Kind Reads website to discover talented young authors. 

2022 Awesome Authors | Super auteur.e.s
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The Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest gives young writers, between the ages of 9 and 18, the chance to win awesome cash prizes, get published and share their talent with the world! Here are some of the books written by the contest judges.| Le concours d'écriture pour jeunes Super auteur.e.s donne à de jeunes écrivains, âgés de 9 à 18 ans, la chance de gagner des prix en espèces impressionnants, d'être publiés et de partager leur talent avec le monde ! Voici quelques-uns des livres écrits par les juges du concours.