Throughout the school year the Oak Bay English Department hosts a number of writing contests. This space will honour each month’s 3 finalists and highlight the criteria for each contest. Thank you to all writer’s for your submissions!
Creative Writing Contest for May
The challenge = to write the best short story
The topic = space
(interpret ‘space’ as you like)
- 500 word maximum (must include word count)
- Double-space, please
- Multi-paragraph stories only
- Must have title
- Focus on a dynamic character
- Remember to ‘show’, not ‘tell’
- Must have clear resolution; no “it was all a dream” or “to be continued”… kind of endings
- Include writer’s first and last name, and teacher’s name
Stories that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.
Top 3 story writers will each receive a $10 Starbucks card.
DUE = Wednesday, May 29, by 3pm
Submit to envelope in the library.
April 2019 Creative Writing Contest
February 2019 CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST
JANUARY 2019 CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST
Write a 300 word short story in response to this image. Include word count.
[Must be original work, cannot have been previously marked.]
DUE: Friday, January 25, 2pm, in the creative writing envelope in the library
Remember to include your first and last name, and your English teacher’s name.
TOP 3 ENTRIES will each get a $10.00 Starbucks card, and a prize certificate
The below writers were recognized for their original poetry inspired by the prompt “The image I project”. Over 130 writers submitted to the contest. Well done all!
Our latest English Department Writing Contest challenged participants to compose a “Twitter-sized” narrative. Twitter, a powerful social media platform, limits tweets to 140 characters. Writers needed to pen a compelling piece under this limitation. Here are our finalists and congrats to all who participated!
The below finalists were recognized in the 300 word short story contest. Students used a visual prompt to guide them into their story and were challenged to create an engaging and meaningful narrative in no more than 300 words. Congratulations to Chloe, Sarah, and Kyla!