Saturday, 18 November 2017

NaNoWriMo: Day 18 ~ A Writing Contest For Kids!

Guess what?! My grandma—who is really supportive of me writing—found something online today! A writing challenge for students in Grade 7-12. And okay, I can't enter, but YOU should. I mean, if you're in that age category.

The contest is sponsored by CBC Books, and the deadline is November 30 at 6 p.m ET (so, for those of you in Alberta, 4 p.m.)

But what if you're not done your NaNoWriMo project, you may ask? Not to worry! You only need the FIRST PAGE.

But er, there are some other rules, such as the topic.

CBC Books wants you to give readers a glimpse of the great Canadian novel of the year 2167. Yup, that's right—they're looking for the first page of a book set 150 years in the future. The idea is that your hero faces an issue that's topical today, but you predict how it will play out a century and a half later.

You can read the full details here.

I may not be able to enter, but I have the perfect idea to help you out—read "O," the final book in the Superman Duffy series of graphic novels.

The book is jam packed with stories about Canadian inventions and inventors, facts about our great country, and much more. If it doesn't inspire you, nothing will!

You can get a copy of "O" by contacting the Alberta Canola Producers' Commission. But hurry—that deadline is November 30, and if the next two weeks are anything like the first two, it's going to be a whirlwind.

Gotta jet—I've got words to write, and I hope you do too!

~ Chase Superman Duffy

Word Count: 2,950

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