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!
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!