Writing Contests for Teens
Here's a more recent round up of some writing contests for youth/teens to enter. ARRR.
Eden Mills Student Poetry Contest
Annual youth poetry contest run by Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, which is held annually in early September. Watch the festival web site for submission information.
River of Words Annual Poetry Contest
River of Words conducts an annual poetry and art contest for youth on the theme of watersheds. The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of the place they live. The contest is open to any writers aged 5-19. Older students must have not yet completed high school.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards recognize student achievement in the visual arts and creative writing. Sign up to receive email updates about annual deadlines. NOTE: Canadians are eligible for the awards.
TD Canadian Children’s Book Week Writing Contest
Young writers from across Canada, in grades 4 to 12, are invited to submit their stories and/or poems. Judging is done by noted writers from across Canada and one winner from each grade receives a $250 gift certificate for the bookstore of his or her choice. Two honourable mentions from each grade category receive $50 gift certificates.