Writing contest open to students

Winners receive crash prize in contest, which closes April 3.

A writing contest open to students in Grades 5 through 8 hopes to get youth excited about reading and writing while also promoting the values of global citizenship.

The Write for a Better World contest is put on by World Literacy Canada and sponsored by TD Bank.

Winners receive $500 in cash prizes, a chance to be published in a collectable magazine, and one-on-one time with the contest judge, author Kathy Stinson. Through this contest we hope to inspire and engage. To enter, visit www.worldlit.ca/write2015/. Submissions are welcome online and through printable forms found on the contest website. Stories are 400 words or less and must be submitted by April 3.

Since 2008, the contest has engaged more than 6300 students and dozens of award-winning children’s authors.