Book Week 2012 Writing Contest

Do you love to write? Are you in Grade 4 to 12? If so, enter the Book Week 2012 Writing Contest!

This year Book Week celebrates the importance of sharing stories with the theme Read a Book, Share a Story. The Book Week 2012 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens invites young writers to let their imaginations soar and share their stories or poems of adventure, humour, mystery and fantasy!

One winner from each grade will receive a $250 gift certificate to the bookstore of his or her choice.

Winning entries will be posted here on the Book Week website on May 9, 2012 during Book Week 2012.


  • Entries must be postmarked by February 1, 2012.
  • The story or poem must be written during the current 2011/2012 school year.
  • Entrants must be in Grades 4 to 12 at the time of the contest deadline.
  • Entries must be written in English and must not exceed 1,500 words.
  • All entries must be original content.
  • All entries must include a fully complete ENTRY FORM *.
  • No faxed or emailed entries will be accepted.
  • Due to the large volume of entries, we cannot acknowledge receipt of entry.
  • Contest open to residents of Canada only.
  • Winners will be announced on May 9, 2012 during Book Week 2012.

* Please note that entries not accompanied by an ENTRY FORM will not be considered.


Writing Contest
c/o The Canadian Children's Book Centre
Suite 217, 40 Orchard View Blvd
Toronto, Ontario
M4R 1B9

For more information about the Book Week 2012 Writing Contest, please contact Shannon Howe Barnes at 416.975.0010 ext. 227 or

The Book Week 2012 Writing Contest is generously sponsored by:

HarperCollins Publishers

Simon and Schuster Canada

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Writing Contest 2012 Entry Form31.46 KB
Writing Contest 2012 Flyer137.55 KB