Monday, January 16, 2017

Grab your pens, pencils and keyboards! Our 2017 EWF Writing Contest is launched!



Here's everything you need to know about Contest 2017:


DEADLINE

Postmarked on or before Monday, April 10, 2017 (no email or faxed entries).

CATEGORIES

Original, unpublished fiction stories in the following categories/age groups:

Youth: Age 13 and under, 1,000 words maximum, open to residents of Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin, Halton and Hamilton-Wentworth counties/regions, no entry fee.

Teen: Age 14-19, 2,000 words maximum, open to residents of Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin, Halton and Hamilton-Wentworth counties/regions, no entry fee.

Open: Any age, up to and including adults, 2,000 words maximum, open to all Canadian
residents, $15 entry fee. Prizes of $200, $150 and $100. (Stories submitted to the Open category cannot also be submitted to Youth or Teen categories.)

NEW Canadian Essay Category for 2017
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, write a personal essay of 1,000
words maximum on the topic: “My Canadian moment.” Open to all age groups, residents of
Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin, Halton and Hamilton-Wentworth counties/regions. Winners
will be judged on content and theme. No entry fee.

PRIZES will be awarded in all categories.

CONTEST ENTRY DETAILS:
  • Entries must be double-spaced, typed or printed.
  • The author’s name should not appear on the story itself.
  • On a separate title page, include category, story title, writer’s name, address, email (Youth and Teen writers may use parent or teacher email for contact information).
  • On the first page of the story include the title.
  • Title and page number should be on following pages.
  • Youth and Teen entries, please indicate author’s age on the title page.
  • Adult category please include $15 entry fee (cheque payable to Elora Arts Council).
MAIL ENTRIES TO: 

EWF Writing Contest, c/o Elora Arts Council, Box 3084, Elora ON N0B 1S0.

AND JUST A FEW MORE DETAILS:

To qualify, entries must be postmarked by Monday, April 10, 2017.

Shortlisted authors will be contacted for an electronic copy of their story for final judging.

Winners will be announced at noon on Sunday, May 21 on the Elora Writers’ Festival blogsite:

For more information contact contest chair Francis Baker at EWFwritingcontest@gmail.com.


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