Youth writing contest deadline is soon

Contest, open to writers five-to-18 years old in both the Vernon and North Okanagan-Shuswap school districts, closes April 5.

  • Mar. 28, 2012 1:00 p.m.

The Shuswap Association of Writers is holding a youth writing contest in support of Word on the Lake: a festival for readers and writers (formerly the Shuswap International Writers’ Festival) to be held May 25 to 27.

The Young Writers’ Contest, which is open to students five-to-18 years old in both the Vernon and North Okanagan-Shuswap school districts, closes April 5.

Students can submit work in two categories: poems and short stories (500 words max.)

Cash prizes will be awarded Saturday, May 26 at the festival.

Information and guidelines are available at www.saow.ca.