Take Flight & Write

Take Flight & Write Teen Contest

Official Entry Form - Submissions accepted June 1 to July 31program logo

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Take Flight Rules and Regulations

Calling all Burlington teen writers! Show off your creative talents and enter our annual writing contest. Get contest details and the official entry form at your local branch or download here. For students in grades 7 through 12.

This contest is an opportunity for you to explore your world through storytelling. Each year, our writers boldly tackle themes that run the gamut of human experience: love, war, relationship, sexuality, hate, relocation, isolation, poverty, illness, death, to name a few. Here's a chance get feedback on your stories and poems from contest judges, themselves local published writers—and maybe win a cash prize!

Meet the 2017 Judges    

Helaine Becker

beckerHelaine Becker is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 70 books for children and young adults...

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Jessica Rosejessica rose

Jessica Rose is a writer, editor, and reviewer who has written for publications across Canada. Her book reviews have been appeared in magazines, including Quill and Quire, Room, Ricepaper, This, and the Humber Literary Review. She also covers Hamilton's literary scene in Hamilton Magazine. Jessica is a senior editor at the Hamilton Review of Books and a founding editor of The Inlet. She has close to ten years of experience in educational publishing and is a former board and committee member of gritLIT: Hamilton’s Readers and Writers Festival. She recently took over the role of books editor at This magazine.

Jessica online: www.notmytypewriter.com