CELEBRATING OUR 23nd YEAR OF UNITING WRITERS AND POETS


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We currently hold 4 contests.

Young Writers (Poetry & Creative Writing) 

Open Ages Poetry (all ages) 

Adult Creative Writing Contest


See below for more details, and deadlines.


2016-2017 CONTESTS:


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YOUNG WRITERS DIVISION - Poetry Contest 2016

Deadline: NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Please visit our Young Writer's Website for information.

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YOUNG WRITERS DIVISION - Creative Writing 2017

Deadline: MARCH 15, 2017
Please visit our Young Writer's Website for information.


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OPEN AGES- & ADULT CREATIVE WRITING CONTESTS:
Open Ages "All Ages" Poetry Contest:

PRIZES:
1st: $500 (ages 18+)
2nd: $50 (x 5)
3rd: $25 (x 10)
4th: Medallion (x 20)
Award of Excellence Certificates: 20-30

1st: $100 (ages up to 17)
2nd: $50 (x 3)
3rd: $25 (x 5)
4th: Medallion (x 8)
Award of Excellence Certificates: up to 10

Deadline JULY 31, 2017
All ages
32-line limit or less
Typed or neatly written
Name/age/full mailing address on entry
(please indicate on entry which contest it is for)

Send entries to: poetryinstitute@shaw.ca
or mail to: 
Open Ages Poetry Contest 2017
PO Box 44169 - RPO Gorge
Victoria, BC V9A 7K1
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Adult Creative Writing Contest

PRIZES:
1st: $250 
2nd: $50 (x 4)
3rd: $25 (x 8)
Award of Excellence Certificates: 10-20

Deadline JULY 31, 2017
Ages 18+
850 word limit or less
Open theme
Typed or neatly written
Name/age/full mailing address on entry
(please indicate on entry which contest it is for)

Send entries to: poetryinstitute@shaw.ca
or mail to: 

Adult Creative Writing Contest 2017
PO Box 44169 - RPO Gorge
Victoria, BC V9A 7K1

Privacy Policy

Any personal information requested at the time of submitting an entry or at any other time is used specifically for the contest in which the poet/writer has entered (unless they have otherwise informed us in regards to future contest mailings). Data is confidential and never shared with third parties or others outside of our office. All documents and files are stored securely. Accepted copies of material are stored up to a year after the publication is published and then they are securely disposed of. Entries that are not accepted are returned to the poet/author or teacher.