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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
  • Half-day 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)
Themes (suggestions):
  • "The fundamental job of the imagination in ordinary life, then, is to produce, out of the society we have to live in, a vision of the society we want to live in.'' - Northrop Frye
  • ''Now you here and dealing not with him, who is dead, but with me, who is sitting here.'' – David Adams Richard
  • Friday, October 23 1962
  • Childhood memories
  • A coffee with one milk and sugar 

Submit your text with you name, your school and grade level to Nathalie Goguen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.