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> Provincial Creative Writing Contest

Provincial poetry and short story writing competition for students in grade 9 to 12.


This contest rewards the best texts in two categories, poetry and short story, and in both English and French.

A professional jury selects three finalists in each category and in each language.

How to participate: 
Students submit their work 
> 600 to 800 words for short stories, 
> 150 to 300 words for poems
in the registration form.

Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Submitted texts are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Originality and creativity

  • Style and vocabulary

  • Organization of ideas

  • Effective use of language

The twelve finalists will be highlighted on our social media platforms as well as on our website. The Provincial Creative Writing Contest Recital will take place on April 23 at 11 a.m. at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre.

This year’s contest garnered over 70 entries that were sent to our professional jury: Drew Lavigne & Vanessa Moeller (English texts); Paul Bossé & Chloé LaDuchesse (French texts).  Three finalists were chosen for each category (short story and poetry, French and English). In French, the two categories were combined and four finalists were chosen.

English Short Story finalists are:

🖊️ Grace Pusey from Harbour View High School, with The Society of Rhyme;

🖊️ Madelaine Strandburg from Bernice MacNaughton High School, with Monsters;

🖊️ Quinlan Glenen, from Moncton High School, with Erased.


English Poetry finalists are:

🖊️ Lexi Duffy from Moncton High School, with cold, a brittle skin of mine;

🖊️ Parise Adey from Kennebecasis Valley High School, with Canadian Roots;

🖊️ Sally Langille-Peacock from Harrison Trimble High School, with Worlds of Books.

Les finalistes francophones en poésie et nouvelles sont :

🖊️ Léonor Simard, de l'école Marie-Esther, pour Deux plumes jaunes;

🖊️ Neila Selouani, aussi de l'école Marie-Esther, pour Folies qui somnolent;

🖊️ Tianyang Joang, de Iroquois Ridge High School, pour L'automne 2030;

🖊️ Vanille Mathieu, de l'École Polyvalente Louis-J.-Robichaud, pour Le soir de Noël.

Each prize comes with a bursary:


1st prize: $ 250 


2nd prize: $ 150


3rd prize: $ 100 

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