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Ontario Students Have the Write Stuff: Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Write Across Ontario competition!

Together with IFOA Ontario, we are pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the Write Across Ontario competition.

Elementary and high school students from across the province used story prompts from acclaimed Canadian writers to tell creative, exciting stories, and we've selected the best of the best.

The annual Write Across Ontario creative writing competition is open to students in grades 5 to 12 across the province. Stories are limited to 500 words and each age group receives a unique story starter that must be included in the entry. The starters this year were provided by Kate Cayley (grades 5–6), Farzana Doctor (grades 7–8), Matt Lennox (grades 9–10) and James Grainger (grades 11–12). Students made the starters their own, taking these opening lines into multitudes of different directions.

The IFOA team selected a list of finalists, and we at Open Book had the (tough!) job of selecting the four final winners, who will each receive $500 courtesy of IFOA and the opportunity to have their work published here on Open Book. Winners were chosen based on literary merit and promise and their creative use of the story starters.

2015 Write Across Ontario Winners:

  • Grade 5–6: Claire Whelan, Wilkinson Jr. Public School, Toronto
  • Grade 7–8: Kate Robertson, Herb Campbell Public School, Inglewood
  • Grade 9–10: Katie Cooke, Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Collingwood
  • Grade 11–12: Claudia Lam, St. Augustine Catholic High School, Markham
  • Stay tuned to Open Book to read the winning entries!


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