This is not a complete list of all contests available to young writers. These contests are not affiliated with the Surrey Libraries and may change without notice. Please check the web sites for up-to-date details.
Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge
Aboriginal Canadians, ages 14-29, deadline March 31.
Annual Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest
Age categories from 9 - 21 years. Deadline June 30.
Claremont Review Annual Contest
Ages 13-19, deadline in March.
Express Yourself! The BC Kids Writing Contest
Ages 8-12. June 29 - September 16.
Go! Teen Point of View Column
Ishar Singh Poetry Contest
Click the Ishar Singh Poetry Contest link, primary, junior, and high school categories.
The Meaning of Home Writing Contest
Grades 4-6, deadline in November.
Pandora's Collective poetry contests
Ages 14-19 and 13 and under, several contests throughout the year.
Poetic License Contest for Canadian Youth
Grades 7-12, deadline in January.
Scholastic TeenRC Dystopian Writing Contest [PDF]
Grades 4 and up, deadline is February 18, 2012.
Sheree Fitch Prize for Fiction
TD Canadian Children's Book Week Writing Contest
Grades 4 - 12, one winner per grade. 2012 deadline is February 1st.
Write/Right to Read Contest
Write/Right to Read is a national bilingual writing contestgrades 4 - 6.
When looking for writing contests online, beware of scams - contests that seem too good to be true or that ask you to pay them money after you have "won." For more information, check out this site: