January 2020

Dear Teachers:

The Lakefield Literary Festival celebrates young voices in Canadian literature by sponsoring The Contest for Young Writers. The annual contest owes its success to the kind cooperation and enthusiastic support of high school teachers and talented young writers.

Posters announcing this year’s contest and copies of the rules are included in this package and have been sent to you digitally. Please display the poster and rules for staff and students on department doors, school-wide bulletin boards, the library, and Guidance department. You may request extra copies if needed or make your own. Please attach the poster and rules to your school web-site and in digital communications with students and parents.


Participation in the contest provides a valuable opportunity for students to develop their writing skills, win prizes, and build confidence as writers. Considerable prestige is attached to winning the contest. Winners of each division and category will receive $200, a plaque, publication in the festival’s Contest for Young Writers e-book, and be honoured at the festival on Saturday, July 11th, 2020 where they will meet nationally recognized authors.

The electronic mailbox for submissions is now open and ready to receive entries.

All entries must be submitted digitally as an attached word document.

Submit to LLFSWC2020@gmail.com

Please contact one of the contest coordinators with questions or suggestions.

Andrew Milner— akcmilner@sympatico.ca   

Cynthia Rankin— cynthia.rankin2017@gmail.com

      With thanks,

        Andrew Milner & Cynthia Rankin