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Youth writing contest

The Speaker’s Award for Youth Writers is inviting young writers to submit their short stories and personal essays to an annual writing contest.

Original fiction and non-fiction essay submissions are welcome, and a winner from each of the following three grade categories will be chosen:
• Grades 7-8
• Grades 9-10
• Grades 11-12

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Legislative Building in Toronto and have their work published on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

Online applications will be accepted until November 8, 2017.

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Youth writing contest