Let your students know they could win CASH prizes and be published by entering the Algonquin Reads student contest.
New to this year, we are opening up the contest to include visual submissions such as drawings, videos, illustrations, in addition to written submissions. There are two categories for the contest, creative (short story, poem, screenplay, video, art work, illustration, animation or drawing) or critical (critical essay, opinion piece or journalistic essay) and must be inspired by the 2010-2011 Algonquin Reads book, Holding still for as long as possible by Zoe Whittall. The book is available at the First Class bookstore and can be loaned from the Learning Resource Centre/Library.
Two prizes of $150 will be awarded and submissions may be published in Algonquin Times and/or posted on the Algonquin Reads web site. Word/size restrictions may apply and submissions must be in by March 15, 2011.
Full contest details can be found on the Algonquin Reads web site at http://www.algonquincollege.com/HealthAndCommunity/algonquinreads/index.html or by contacting Helena Merriam at merriah@algonquincollege or 613-727-4723 x5338.