Kids Write 4 Kids Creative Challenge

Thank you for visiting our short story writing contest page. We will be accepting entries on October 1st, 2021.  We encourage you to sign up if you would like to be notified when the contest starts.

We would like to thank each and every child who submitted their stories to our 2020-2021 Kids Write 4 Kids Creative Challenge. Talent shined from all 685 participants through their great stories, imagination, and creativity and we encourage all of you to keep putting pen to paper!

Our judging panel – made up of authors, editors, publishers, and winners from last year’s contest — selected two stories from ten finalists, rated on creativity, originality, story structure, and writing quality. We want to extend a huge congratulations to our two selected youth authors:

  • The Wonder of Words (A Poetry Collection) by Sumal Ashfaq, Grade 8, (Julie Payette Public School, Whitby, ON)
  • Learning to Fly by Olivia Hashem, Grade 8, (Lester B. Pearson Public School, Aurora, ON)

and to the runners up:

  • Atlantis of Sands by Kayla Splitt, Grade 6 (Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School, St. Catharines, ON)
  • Cerise by Bailey Richardson, Grade 7, (Jack Donohue Public School, Kanata, ON)
  • Finding Home by Jeanne Lee, Grade 7, (W.H. Morden Public School, Oakville, ON)
  • Interspace by Sebastien Beckett, Grade 6, (Dundas Valley Montessori School, Dundas, ON)
  • The Adventure of the Space Goats! by Keenan Gheyara, Grade 5 (Home School, Montreal, QC)
  • The Brick House by Makenna Eisses, Grade 7 (Roots Home Education, Calgary, AB)
  • The Nut Mystery by Milana Baybulatova, Grade 4 (Seneca Hill Public School, Toronto, ON)
  • Three Last Words by Nidhi Hedge, Grade 6 (Lougheed Middle School, Brampton, ON)

The Wonder of Words and Learning to Fly will be published both in print and digitally, for the world to read. These books will be made available in print and digitally to purchase at Amazon, Google Play, Apple iBookstore, and Overdrive. Proceeds from these stores sold in 2021 will be donated to Sumal and Olivia’s charity of choice – Operational Smile Canada.

Every year, we mail out Call for Entries brochures to school boards and libraries throughout Canada, if your school or library would like to be on our mailing list, please provide your mailing address below: