Sponsored by:

The Sudbury Star

Youthwords Writing Contest is Wordstock Sudbury’s annual youth writing contest, sponsored by The Sudbury Star. High school students across northeastern Ontario are invited to participate. The contest includes special guest judges as well as cash prizes for Best Short Story and Best Poems. Winning submissions are published in The Sudbury Star.

For more information about #YouthWords and to submit your pieces, email youthwords@wordstocksudbury.ca

Sarah Selecky and Short Story First Place winner Charlie Pappin

This year’s theme is Containment.

Wordstock Sudbury’s 8th annual literary festival is coming this November, and once again we want to give young voices a chance to be heard and celebrated. The Youthwords Writing Contest accepts submissions of short stories and poetry. There will be cash prizes for the winners and runners-up in both the short story and poetry categories. The winners will also be published in The Sudbury Star.

First Place Short Story – $150
Runner Up Short Story – $75
First Place Poem – $150
Runner Up Poem – $75

Short stories can be a maximum of 1000 words.

Poems can be a maximum of 20 lines, and each submission can include 2 poems.

Submissions can be sent to youthwords@wordstocksudbury.ca until October 24, 2021.

Submissions must include a separate cover page with:

  • the title of your entry
  • your name, address, phone number, and email address
  • your date of birth
  • your grade

DO NOT include your name on the other pages of your submission.

There is no entry fee.