UA-87681140-1 Creative Writing Contest (grades 9-12) | Frye | Moncton


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Provincial Creative Writing Contest

Provincial poetry and short story writing competition
for students from Grade 9 to Grade 12 

In each category, a professional jury selects three finalists. 

​All finalists receive:

  • publication of your poem or short story online 

  • a cash prize awarded during Prelude 

    • First place : $ 250 

    • Second place : $150 

    • Third place : $ 100 

Participating is free and easy:

Please submit your text to Nathalie Goguen by email with your name, your email, the name of your school and grade level to

The texts will be evaluated based on these criteria :

  • Organisation and style

  • Grammar and punctuation

  • Vocabulary and spelling

  • Quality of content and ideas

  • Presentation and respect of contest instructions 

  • 600 to 800 words for the short stories or 150 to 300 words for the poems

Optional theme suggestions:

  • The second to last page 

  • The green suitcase 

  • At least 15 cm of snow

  • Friday a 4:15 pm

Deadline : March 1st