Stuck inside with nowhere to go? Why not use that time to get creative and start writing?!

Teens ages 13 to 19

We want YOU to submit original works of poetry or fiction to our Teen Poetry & Short Story Contest. Entries must be 1000 words or less. Our panel of WPL judges will be using basic judging criteria for each category to pick the winners. 

To view the poetry judging rubric, click here.
To view the short story judging rubric, PDF iconclick here.

We will be giving away some awesome prizes for first, second and third in each category. Plus, the winning writers will have their work shared publicly with the Waterloo Region community.

The contest is now CLOSED. We will announce the winners shortly. Stay tuned!