Teen Writing Contest

Show off your writing skills at the Teen Writing Contest @ NVDPL!

Do you dream of far off worlds and adventures? Write lines of poetry in your free time? Fantasize about your name on the byline of a breaking story? Now’s your chance to show off your writing chops by entering the Teen Summer Writing Contest! Submit a tale of your choosing and you could win a book prize and have your piece of writing added to the library’s permanent collection!

Date: The contest will be accepting submissions from June 15 through to September 8. All submissions are to be emailed to hawkesj@nvdpl.ca 

Contest Details:

  • Genre: We accept anything! Short stories, book chapters, fanfiction, poetry, graphic novels, creative nonfiction, etc.
  • Content: Incorporate the Teen Summer Reading Club theme:  Broaden Your Horizons
  • Length: Maximum 5,500 words (typed and double spaced, please) 
  • Judging: Entries will be judged on creativity, how well you incorporate the theme of Broad Your Horizons, and editing (grammar, spelling, etc.). 3 winners will be selected.
  • Submissions: Only 1 entry per applicant will be considered.
  • Age requirements: The contest is open to anyone going into grades 7 – 12

All interested young writers grades 8-12 are also invited to attend NVDPL’s monthly writing group, which meets in Lynn Valley on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:15pm. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca with questions!