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Writing Contest

Provincial poetry and short story writing competition for students in grade 9 to 12.


This contest rewards the best texts in two categories, poetry and short story, and in both English and French.

A professional jury selects three finalists in each category and in each language.

Submitted texts are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Originality and creativity

  • Style and vocabulary

  • Organization of ideas

  • Effective use of language

The twelve finalists will be highlighted on our social media platforms as well as on our website. Prizes will be awarded during Prelude, a showcase exclusively dedicated to emerging writers in New Brunswick.

Each prize comes with a bursary:


1st prize: $ 250 


2nd prize: $ 150


3rd prize: $ 100 

Participating is free and easy!

Submit your piece (600 to 800 words for short stories, 150 to 300 words for poems) in the form below.

Deadline: March 1, 2022.