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Winners Announced for the Book Week 2012 Writing Contest

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The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) has announced the winners o the Book Week 2012 Writing Contest for Kids and Teens.

The winner from each grade will receive a $250 gift certificate for the bookstore of his or her choice. Two honourable mentions from each grade category will also receive $50 gift certificates.

The winners of the Book Week 2012 Writing Contest are:

Grade 4: Sam Daly of St. Albert, Alberta for "Ode to Waluigi"

Grade 5: Simon L. Navarrete of West Vancouver, BC for "Nanobots"

Grade 6: Sydney Glover of Winnipeg, Manitoba for "Waiting"

Grade 7: Emily Nieuwenhuis of Brantford, "Ontario for The New World"

Grade 8: Zoë Huyge of Walsingham, Ontario for "Missing Pieces"

Grade 9: Kelty Slaney of Kelowna, BC for "Afternoons with Donald"

Grade 10: Calvin Chen of Markham, Ontario for "Father’s Last Temptation"

Grade 11: Mannela Mora of Surrey, BC for the poem "Thin"

Grade 12: Sarah Gorman of Hamilton, Ontario for "The Final Awakening"

In honour of TD Book Week’s theme — Read a Book, Share a Story — Canadian
students in Grades 4 to 12 were asked share their best stories or poems.nYoung writers from all across Canada were eager to share their stories. The CCBC received stories from Prince Edward Island to Saskatchewan to the Northwest Territories and Nunavut in the north! The response this year was overwhelming and the CCBC received over two thousand submissions this year — four times the amount received last year.

Nine Canadian children’s authors donated their time and expertise to judge submissions from young writers all across the country. The judges for the Book Week 2012 Writing Contest are:

Sheryl McFarlane, author of Waiting for the Whales, from Victoria, BC
Sharon Jennings, author of Home Free, from Toronto, Ontario
Jessica Scott Kerrin, author of the Martin Bridge series, from Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sylvia Gunnery, author of Emily for Real, from LaHave, Nova Scotia
Richard Scrimger, author of The Nose from Jupiter series, from Cobourg, Ontario
David Poulsen, author of Last Sam’s Cage, from Claresholm, Alberta
Sylvia McNicoll, author of crush. candy. corpse., from Burlington, Ontario
Lori Weber, author of If You Live Like Me, from Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Arthur Slade, author of The Hunchback Assignments, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

For more information, please contact Shannon Howe Barnes, program coordinator for The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. By telephone: 416.975.0010 x 227
or by [email protected].

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