A tremendous THANK YOU to all the participants who poured their creative minds into stories of freedom. You hit the mark, leaving judges with tears in their eyes, laughing out loud, struck with your linguistic skills, and captivated by your descriptions. Your stories demonstrated that freedom is central to our existence and takes endurance, courage, and sacrifice to uphold.
The award-winning stories speak of freedom from the perspective of the pandemic, faith, disability, and even animals. All of the entries penned from the creative minds of our youth are beacons of hope for the rest of us!
Winners for Age Category 9-12
1st Place – Elise N., Ontario, The Hen Who Escaped
2nd Place – Oriana W., Ontario, The White Peacock’s Freedom
3rd Place – Joshua G., Ontario, When Freedom Met Mandates
Runner-Up – Catherine T., Ontario, Home to the Herd
Luke R., Ontario, The Reject Club
Grace J., Ontario, Flying Free
Levi J., Ontario, Freedom in the New World
Flora N., Ontario, The Meaning of Liberty
Josiah G.M., Ontario, Freedom in School
Lauren T., Ontario, Northbound
Kenan B., Quebec, The Freedom Treasure
Caite O.C., Ontario, To the Underground Railroad
Mylah J., Nova Scotia, The Dog Show
Jacob V., Alberta, The Price of Freedom
You can read the Freedom Short Stories for Age Category 9-12 here.
Winners for Age Category 13-16
1st Place – Elianna G., Ontario, Free Indeed
2nd Place – Natalie M., Ontario, The Chance of a Lifetime
3rd Place – Kilee G., Ontario, Imagine Freedom
Runner-Up – Kalia P., New Brunswick, Bird’s Eye View
Annaliese B., Alberta, Liberation
Lydia K., Ontario, An Escape to Freedom
Lilyana P., New Brunswick, Caged
Kelsey B., Quebec, Free to Grow Tall and Strong
Juliette A., New Brunswick, Living for Freedom
Bethany V., Alberta, Power of Freedom
You can read the Freedom Short Stories for Age Category 13-16 here.
The awards for the Freedom Short Story Contest have been generously donated by ICG Bullion and in the spirit of freedom will be paid in 1 oz .999 silver coins!
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