2017 Seepe Walters Short Story Contest

      We've all got a story to tell. What's Yours?


If you're in Grades 3-12 you're invited to write an original short story on any topic for your chance to win fantastic prizes.

There will be first, second, and third place prizes for each of the three age categories: Juniors: 3-6, Intermediates: 7-8, and Seniors: 9-12

The best overall story will win the Seepe Walters Award, a $100 cash grand prize.

Plus top stories from each category will be published in a short story anthology.


What are you waiting for? Get writing now!

All entries must be submitted by Monday October 30, 2017 at midnight. The award ceremony will be held on Friday January 26, 2017, 6:00pm at the Lakeshore branch.


Submission details you need to know:

How long should my story be? 

·         Grades 3-6: minimum 1 page, maximum 4 pages. 

·         Grades 7-8: minimum 2 pages, maximum 8 pages.

·         Grades 9-12: minimum 3 pages, maximum 12 pages.

Does it have to be formatted a special way? 

Yes. All entries must be typed in 12-point font, double-spaced and submitted electronically using the webform below.

Please note: if you are having difficulties submitting your story using the form below, please instead email it to seepewalters2017@innisfilidealab.caPlease ensure that the body of the email includes all information required by the form below, including your acknowledgement of the content's rules, and that your story is attached in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .odf (open office).
Use Either an Email or Phone Number
By providing your email or phone number for your child, you, as parent/guardian are giving your child his/her permission to participate in the 2017 Seepe Walters Short Story Contest. I acknowledge that I may receive further communication from Innisfil Public Library regarding future events and contests.
Please ensure your story is in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .odf(open office).


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