The Freedom Short Story Contest was created for young students who would like to write creatively about ‘Freedom’. The short story genre will allow students to write about freedom in a variety of forms:
- Freedom in schooling
- Freedom in friendships
- Freedom in daily life
- Freedom in relation to mandates
- Freedom in travelling
Freedom has been prominently discussed in the media and by adult writers. The contest is not in an essay writing format, and does thus not aim to prove a particular argument. Rather, it will provide younger students an opportunity to write about freedom in the short story genre.
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!
In addition, all winners and finalists will have their stories published on Humanitasfamily.net.
There are two age categories: 9-12 and 13-16.
Each category will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Winners will be announced on August 1st, 2022.
- Write a short story about ‘Freedom’
- Entries can be fact or fiction
- Stories can have a minimum of 750 words and a maximum of 1500 words
- Stories will be evaluated by a panel of judges
- Stories will be judged on the basis of creative expression, storytelling, and language use.
- Students between ages 9 and 16
- Participants must reside in Canada
- Only one entry per person will be accepted
- Only single author stories qualify (no co-authored stories).
- Text should be typed. Children who cannot type may have their stories typed by someone else.
- Stories should be cut and pasted in the body of an e-mail and sent to email@example.com
- No attachments will be opened.
- Include student’s:
- first and last name
- mailing address
- Submit your story before midnight July 14th, 2022
- I cut and paste my story in the body of my e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- I included my:
- first and last name
- and mailing address
- I submitted my story before midnight of July 14th, 2022.
- My story is no shorter than 750 words and no longer than 1500 words
- I added a title for my story
- I checked my story for spelling and grammar mistakes
- I wrote an original story and did not copy it from anyone