Winners Announced in Book Week 2012 Writing Contest!

TORONTO ~ May 9, 2012 — The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the winners of the Book Week 2012 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens. The national contest is a much-anticipated part of TD Canadian Children’s Book Week — the largest celebration of Canadian books for young people in Canada.

The winner from each grade will receive a $250 gift certificate for the bookstore of his or her choice. Two honourable mentions from each grade category will also receive $50 gift certificates.

The WINNERS of the Book Week 2012 Writing Contest are:

GRADE 4:
Sam Daly of St. Albert, Alberta for Ode to Waluigi

GRADE 5:
Simon L. Navarrete of West Vancouver, BC for Nanobots

GRADE 6:
Sydney Glover of Winnipeg, Manitoba for Waiting

GRADE 7:
Emily Nieuwenhuis of Brantford, Ontario for The New World

GRADE 8:
Zoë Huyge of Walsingham, Ontario for Missing Pieces

GRADE 9:
Kelty Slaney of Kelowna, BC for Afternoons with Donald

GRADE 10:
Calvin Chen of Markham, Ontario for Father’s Last Temptation

GRADE 11:
Manuela Mora of Surrey, BC for her poem Thin

GRADE 12:
Sarah Gorman of Hamilton, Ontario for The Final Awakening

The winning stories and honourable mentions can be read online here.

For more information, please contact:
Shannon Howe Barnes
Program Coordinator
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Tel: 416.975.0010 x 227
shannon@bookcentre.ca