The Writer's Trust of Canada, who run the established and esteemed Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction is launching a nonfiction writing contest for students. The Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Student Nonfiction Writing Contest is open to students aged 21 and younger, who are currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12 at a school in Canada.
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Yes, there are great prizes. Free to enter, deadline is March 31st, 2014.
The new Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Student Nonfiction Writing Contest offers:
- a grand prize of $2,500, plus $1,000 for the winner’s school
- publication of the winning work on Macleans.ca
- a trip to Toronto in fall 2014 to be recognized at the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction gala presentation, and the chance to meet established authors and publishing industry professionals at a VIP reception
- an opportunity for students to have their writing evaluated by a jury of professional authors
- the chance to add a prestigious achievement to any resume or scholarship application
- Second Prize: $500; Third Prize: $250
Submissions must be in the form of literary nonfiction, between 1,000 and 2,000 words, and in English.
What do they mean by 'nonfiction'? What's included in that?
Literary nonfiction includes, but is not limited to, works of personal or journalistic essays, memoirs, commentary, both social and political criticism, history, and biography. The winning work will demonstrate a distinctive voice, as well as a persuasive and compelling command of tone, narrative, style, and technique.
There is no fee to enter this contest; the deadline to submit is March 31, 2014. Be sure to include your completed contest submission form with your entry.
For complete contest details, please visit writerstrust.com/students