September 11, 2017

The First Page: Student writing challenge from CBC Books

CBC Books has created a writing challenge 
for students in Grades 7 to 12 
the two winning entries 
 (one for Gr. 7-9 and one for Gr. 10-12) 
will be selected by
 award-winning YA author
Erin Bow

The Challenge:  
• Write the first page of a novel (any literary genre) set in 2167 with the protagonist dealing with an issue currently relevant  (climate change, diversity, gender, refugees, leadership, etc.) and show how it has played out 150 years from now.
• Write 300-400 words.  Be sure to give your "book" a title.

Eligible Participants:
• All Canadian residents who are full time students enrolled in Gr. 7 to 12 may enter.

• Submit between November 9, 2017 9 a.m. ET and November 30, 2017 6 p.m. ET

• Author Erin Bow will judge the entries based on the following criteria:
  • use of language;
  • originality of subject;
  • expression of a current affairs theme;
  • writing style; and
  • adherence to the contest's requirements.
• Shortlists of 10 entries per grade category will be selected from which the winner will be chosen.

• One year subscription to OwlCrate, a monthly delivery of a box of books (winner may select middle grade or young adult)
• The school library of each winner will also receive 50 YA books chosen by CBC.

Full details of this writing challenge are provided at CBC Books 

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