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Saturday, 15 October 2016

2016 James Bartleman Ontario Youth Writing Award Winners Announced!

Kawartha Lakes Families Could Your Young Creative Writer Win The James Bartleman Award?

Winners of the James Bartleman Creative Writing Award have just been announced, and nominations for the 2017 award are now open.
Do you know someone you would nominate for this award?

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So what is the James Bartleman Creative Writing Award?

Here is the news release from the Ontario Government.

Six Talented Writers Receive James Bartleman Creative Writing Award

Ontario is honouring six talented young Indigenous writers from across the province with the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award. The award celebrates the work of Indigenous youth and encourages them to share their unique perspective and experiences with a broader audience.
The 2016 award recipients are:
✳ Aurora Gull for her fictional journal entries chronicling a student's struggle and growth in her first year of high school.
✳ Jewel Moonias for her essay on a real encounter with a rare and injured white wolf.
✳ Taeo Baxter for his story on a 16-year-old M├ętis boy's spiritual quest to find his true self.
✳ Cole Stevens-Goulais for his one-act theatrical storytelling piece about his grandmother's death.
✳ Isaiah Aguonie for his story about two wolves on a long and treacherous journey to the south side of Moonlight Island.
✳ Courtney Miller for her fictional story about a young girl's experience losing her father in a drinking and driving accident.
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, presented the awards at a Queen's Park ceremony , along with the Honourable James Bartleman, 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
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How do you apply for the the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award ?
 The James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award was created in 2008 to honour the province’s first Indigenous Lieutenant Governor. Submissions are now being accepted for next year’s awards. The closing date is May 31, 2017. Eligible participants must be 18 years of age or younger at the time they submit an entry, enrolled in an Ontario school, self-identify as an Indigenous person, and be a permanent resident of Ontario. The awards will be renamed to the “James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award” this year.
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