We want students to give us a glimpse of the great Canadian novel of the year 2170. Write the first page of a book set 150 years in the future, with the protagonist facing an issue that's topical today and setting the scene for how it's all playing out in a century and a half.
WHEN IS IT? This challenge is open to submissions from Nov. 4, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m. ET and closes on Nov. 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. ET.
WHO CAN ENTER? This contest is open to all Canadian residents who are full-time students enrolled in Grades 7 to 12. Entries will be judged in two age categories: Grades 7 to 9 and Grades 10 to 12.
WORD COUNT 300-400 words, not including the title of the novel. The word limit is strict. Entries below or above the word count will be disqualified.
WHO IS JUDGING?
Governor General's Literary Award-winning children's and YA author David A. Robertson.
PRIZES Both winners will receive a one-year subscription to OwlCrate, which sends fresh boxes of books to young readers across Canada on a monthly basis. In addition, each of the winners' school libraries will receive 50 free YA books.