If your kid wants to be a writer…

Aspiring authors from Ontario can enter the Super Stories Contest with a
short story about how they’d make the Earth a greener place.

The contest is hosted by TVOKids, the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) and the Ontario Library Association and is open to Ontario kids in grades K-8. The winner will read her story on stage at the IFOA in Toronto.

A press release says:

“The contest takes its cue from The League of Super Citizens, the TVOKids’ program for grade school children about a group of superheroes who promote good citizenship. To enter, kids must write, in 75 words or less, a story with the following story starter and it’s up to them to write the ending:

“The Super Citizens were wondering what they should do with the garbage that had piled up around them when Enviro Girl said…

Entries can be submitted online at tvokids.com, handed to a school or public librarian, or mailed in.

The press release also states:

“The contest carries two types of prizing: the first type is a random draw held Tuesday, October 5 in which three winners, one from each category, will win an electronic reading device. In the second, an IFOA/OLA committee will judge entries based on imagination, spelling and punctuation and select three young authors to win a trip to Toronto to read at one of three YoungIFOA events in Toronto taking place October 26, 28 and 29. The three random draw prize winners plus the three YoungIFOA winners will be announced online at TVOKids.com on Tuesday, October 12.”