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:
Sam Daly of St. Albert, Alberta for Ode to Waluigi
Simon L. Navarrete of West Vancouver, BC for Nanobots
Sydney Glover of Winnipeg, Manitoba for Waiting
Emily Nieuwenhuis of Brantford, Ontario for The New World
Zoë Huyge of Walsingham, Ontario for Missing Pieces
Kelty Slaney of Kelowna, BC for Afternoons with Donald
Calvin Chen of Markham, Ontario for Father’s Last Temptation
Manuela Mora of Surrey, BC for her poem Thin
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
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Tel: 416.975.0010 x 227