Teen ETCH Contest

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The Guelph Public Library is thrilled to partner with Vocamus Writers Community once again to offer teens in grades 7 through 12, living in Wellington County, the chance to be published in the Library’s 2022 Teen ETCH Anthology later this year! 

Interested participants can enter the Library’s 2022 Teen ETCH writing contest by submitting a short story in 1,500 words or less on the theme “Viral”.

There is no entry fee but all submissions must be received by email only to teens@guelphpl.ca by 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Short story entries must be in your own original writing, 1,500 words or less, typed and single spaced. Please do not submit your stories as a PDF.

Your submission must include:

  • The title of your story
  • Your full name, school
  • Grade
  • Phone number and,
  • Guardian’s name

Finalist story contestants will each be paired up with a local author mentor, who will share writing techniques to help polish their submission for final judging. Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions in each of the following categories: Grades 7 to 8, Grades 9 to 10 and Grades 11 to 12.

What are you waiting for? Let the creative juices flow and start writing your short story entry today!

For More Information

Vocamus Writers Community ETCH Anthology Coordinator

Meg Forestell-Page
Supervisor of Programming, Outreach and Digital Services


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