Fresh Ink Writing Challenge

Short story and poetry writers between 12 and 18 years of age, who live or study in St. Catharines or the Niagara Region may submit their works for the 15th annual Fresh Ink Writing Awards. Professional writers will judge the entries on the basis of originality and style, general presentation, grammar and spelling.

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Prizes

Cash prizes will be awarded in each category for entrants 12 to 15 years of age and 16 to 18 years of age.
First prize will be $100.00 and the second prize will be $50.00.

Contest Rules

  • A limit of 1 poem and/or 1 short story per person.
  • Short stories must be 1000-1500 words in length. Poems may be any length.
  • Entries must be typed or neatly printed, double spaced, pages numbered with the title on each page.
  • Entries must be in English.
  • A completed Entry Form (http://www NULL.stcatharines NULL.library NULL.on NULL.ca/images/files/2015 NULL.FreshInkEntry NULL.pdf) must be attached to your submission. Do not put your name anywhere on your work.
  • Your work must be original and unpublished. Plagiarism or copyright infringement will be grounds for disqualification or the return of any prize money awarded.
  • Prize winners or their designate must be present to receive their award and read from their work at the Awards Ceremony on October 29, 2015, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

How to Enter:
Submit your work electronically (http://www3 NULL.stcatharines NULL.library NULL.on NULL.ca/freshink) or

Deliver your submission to any public library in the Niagara Region or

Mail your submission to:
Fresh Ink
St. Catharines Public Library
54 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K2

For more information call 905-688-6103, ext. 236.

Contest closes: July 31, 2015
Winners notified: Late September/October
Awards Ceremony: Thursday, October 29, 2015, Mills Room, Central Library

For more information call 905-688-6103, ext. 236.

Contest closes: July 31, 2015
Winners notified: Late September/October
Awards Ceremony: Thursday, October 29, 2015, Mills Room, Central Library