Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Young Authors Awards 2017-18

Young Authors Awards 2017-18

Catholic teachers are proud to sponsor the annual Young Authors Awards/Prix Jeunes Écrivains. The awards celebrate the writing talents and accomplishments of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, who submit short stories, poems, and nonfiction articles (e.g. reflection or report) 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.

Competition Deadlines

Please note: All submissions must be received by the deadlines

  • February 12, 2018 School deadline - Class Entries received by Staff Representatives
  • February 20, 2018 Unit deadline - School Entries received at Unit Office
  • March 19, 2018 Provincial deadline - Unit Entries received at Provincial Office
  • June 14, 15, 2018 June Council of Presidents - Provincial Winners announced

The first place winners at the School level advance to the unit level, and a collection of the winning entries is published in book form each year. For more information, please contact your School’s OECTA Staff Representatives.

Check out the 2016-17 Young Authors booklet here.