Tuesday, January 17, 2017

EWF Contest Deadline - Extended to Tuesday, April 18!

We heard that you needed a bit more time to get those stories and Canada 150 essays ready, and we're good with that. So here you go: the EWF Writing Contest deadline has been extended to:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Go. Now! You have more time!

Go! Now! You have more time!

Get those stories and essays polished and mailed to us. And if you're in the neighbourhood, feel free to drop your entries at Roxanne's Reflections Book & Card Shop, 152 St. Andrew St. W, in Fergus.

Need more information about the contest? Here's everything you need to know:


1. Adult: Age 20+ (Entry fee $15; Prizes $200, $150, $100)
2. Teen*: Age 14-19  (Prizes $200, $150, $100)
3. Youth*: Age 13 and under (Prizes $150, $100, $50)

*Open to young writers who reside in Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin, Halton and Hamilton-Wentworth counties/regions.

Theme: Open – just tell us a great story

Special Canada 150 Essay Category:

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, write a personal essay of 1,000 words maximum on the topic “My Canadian moment.” Open to all age groups, residents of Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin, Halton and Hamilton-Wentworth counties/regions. Winners will be judged on content and theme. No entry fee.

Deadline: Postmarked by TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017

Title Page: Category; Title of story; Writer's name, address, email address (Youth and Teen writers may use parent or teacher contact information); Include age for Teen and Youth writers.

Entry: Double-spaced; Writer's name on title page only; $15 entry fee for Adult category only (Please make out cheques to Elora Arts Council)

Send to:  EWF Writing Competition, c/o Elora Arts Council, Box 3084, Elora ON  N0B 1S0

Winners:  Announced 12 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 21, 2017 on the Elora Writers' Festival blogsite