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Provincial creative writing contest

Students in grades 9 to 12 are invited to test their writing skills by participating in the Frye Festival’s annual writing contest in one of two categories: POETRY or SHORT STORY.

For a chance to win:
  • $250 cash prize
  • Writing workshop with a Frye Festival author
  • Publication online
  • Tickets to the awards ceremony at Soirée Frye along with many Festival authors
Evaluation Criteria:
  • Style and organization
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Vocabulary and spelling
  • Quality of content and ideas
  • Presentation and respect of contest instructions
  • Maximum of 800 words (short story)
Suggested Themes:
  • All eyes are on me
  • Secret smile
  • Next year, maybe...
  • “When she stamped her foot, it made a strange thud on the desolate beach. Like a heartbeat.” - David Adams Richards
  • “This story of the loss and regaining of identity is, I think, the framework of all literature.” - Northrop Frye
Please submit your text to Nathalie Goguen by email with your name, the name of your school and your grade level at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.