Awesome Authors looking for Ottawa’s top young writers

The Ottawa Public Library is holding its annual Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest. Deadline is January 30. See more details below:

Awesome Authors youth writing contest
Young poets and authors – On your mark! Get set! Write!

The Ottawa Public Library invites you to participate in the 17th annual Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest, a contest for aspiring young poets and short story authors. Participants can win lots of Awesome prizes!

Contest open to youth between the ages of 9 and 17

Participants must have an Ottawa Public Library card.

There is a limit of 2 entries per person, per category.

Poems and short stories must:

o be 1000 words or less

o be submitted electronically or computer-generated

o be one side of an 8½ x 11″ page, if submitted at a branch

o include the title of the piece on each page of the entry

o be entrant’s own NEW work (no previously published works)

o be in French and/or English

Entries that do not follow guidelines will be disqualified.

Do not put your name on your work.

Include one entry form per poem or story submitted.

Entries will not be returned.

Submit your work online (form below) or in person at your local branch. Print off this form if you choose to drop off your work in person.

January 30, 2012

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