Okanagan Symphony welcomes kids to enter writing contest

Winners from the competition will have their stories brought to life through illustration performed to music by OSO

  • Dec. 3, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Elementary school aged children in kindergarten through to Grade 6 are invited to enter the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s (OSO) story writing contest.

Winners from the competition will have their stories brought to life through illustration performed to music by the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.

Winners will also be invited to attend the rehearsal for this concert as well as receive four tickets to attend the performance March 7 at 2 p.m. at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

“We are so excited to once again give students the opportunity to share their creativity and showcase these stories as part of our family matinee this season,” said OSO music director Rosemary Thomson. “We had an overwhelming response in 2011 when we incorporated the story writing competition as part of the 2011-2012 season.

“I love reading the stories and the imagination of these children is incredible. I’m looking forward to reading this year’s submissions.”

All children in kindergarten to Grade 6 residing in the Okanagan are eligible to participate.

Judging will be in two categories: kindergarten to Grade 3 and Grades 4 to 6.

Every story will be read.

The OSO is most interested in a child’s original ideas, as they wish to express them.

Handwritten or typed entries are acceptable. Entries may be scanned and e-mailed in PDF format.

Entries must be received by Dec. 12.

The jury will consist of Thomson and school and public librarians. The jury’s decision in all contest matters is final. Only winning entries will be contacted. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with the entry if you wish to have your original entry returned to you.

To download the application, visit the OSO website at:  www.okanagansymphony.com/education-community/school-concerts/3006

To attend the performance, tickets can be purchased online via www.okanagansymphony.com or by phone through at 250-862-2867. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors. $12 youth and a family four-pack is $50.