October 30, 2019

The 2019 First Page Student Writing Challenge

Get your students in Grades 7 to 12 writing with
CBC Books


in which two winning entries 
 (one for Gr. 7-9 and one for Gr. 10-12) 
will be selected by
 award-winning YA author
Kelley Armstrong

The Challenge:  
• Write the first page of a novel (any literary genre) set in 2169 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 4, 2019 and November 25, 2019

• Author Kelley Armstrong will judge the entries based on the following criteria:
  • creativity;
  • critical thinking; and
  • quality of writing
• 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 
with rules and regulations available here.

Teachers' guides, writing tips, posters and more are also available at
the CBC Books website for the contest.

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