Write for a Better World 2016

World Literacy Canada’s Write for a Better World contest is open to submissions from student in Grades 5-8. The 2016 Write for a Better World contest encourages students to write an original story in 400 words max, following a unique story lead. The story lead was written by this year’s guest judge, TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award winner, Jonathan Auxier (The Night Gardener). Stories should revolve around the idea of global citizenship or an exploration of different cultures/different perspectives. Submissions are welcomed in both official languages, French and English.

What is the purpose?

  • To encourage Canadian children and youth to think about what it means to be a “Global Citizen” in today’s world.
  • To encourage Canadian children to be creative and be insightful.
  • To encourage Canadian youth to practice their writing skills and help them realize the importance and power behind a story


  • Get featured in World Literacy Canada’s in-house magazine (print and online)
  • Winner will receive $500 cheque; top 9 will receive $50
  • One-on-one Skype time with Jonathan Auxier
  • Oxford World Map
  • A copy of Jonathan Auxier’s “The Night Gardener”
  • World Literacy Canada Swag!

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2016

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About World Literacy Canada

For 60 years, World Literacy Canada has helped turned the page on poverty through the power of literacy. They support and deliver a range of community-based education projects in Canada, India and Nepal