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Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Young Authors Awards

Catholic teachers are proud to sponsor the annual Young Authors Awards/Prix Jeunes Écrivains. The awards celebrate the writing talents and accomplishments of students, who submit short stories, poems, nonfiction articles and reports written in either English or French.

There are three levels of competition: school, unit, and provincial.  The first place winners at the school level advance to the unit level and the first place winners in each unit advance to the Provincial competition.

The first place winners at the school level advance to the unit level and the first place winners in each unit advance to the Provincial competition. A collection of the winning entries is published in book form each year.

Provincial winners are announced at the June Council of Presidents and certificates are issued to all provincial entries.  Provincial plaques will be issued to all provincial winners and provincial winners will be published in a commemorative booklet.

Awards are given in the following categories/division:

Divisions Categories​
JK-SK  
Grades 1-2 Short Story
Grades 3-4 Poem
Grades 5-6 Non-fiction
Grades 7-8 Play (secondary divisions only)
Grades 9-10  
Grades 11-12  

Entry deadlines for 2017:

  • Feb 13, 2017 - School deadline for Young Authors entries.
  • Feb 20, 2017 - Unit deadline for Young Authors entries (all school level winners wishing to move forward to the unit level of competition must be submitted by this date).
  • March 24, 2017 - Provincial deadline for Young Authors entries.
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