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Take Flight & Write

Take Flight & Write Teen Contest

Official Entry Form - Submissions accepted June 1 to July 31, 2017program 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 an avid reader and book reviewer, with reviews having appeared in Quill and Quire, Room, The Humber Literary Review, Ricepaper,, This, and Broken Pencil. She writes the Shelf Life column in Hamilton Magazine, and is currently the Director of Programming at gritLIT, Hamilton's Readers and Writers Festival.

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