Monday, October 04, 2010

Family Writing Contest

 Great News...BC Council for Families is sponsoring a family writing contest for Kids & Grownups...

NFW 2010
Does your family have a favourite story? One that gets told -- and retold -- at every family gathering? Do your children beg to hear stories about when you were young, about the day they were born, or about how grandma and grandpa first met?
Family stories are the glue that binds families together. Now, to celebrate families and their stories, we're challenging families to share their funniest, most heartwarming, and most inspirational family stories in ourFamily Writes storytelling contest.

Here's how it works:

Write down your favourite story about your family. Make sure it's between 200 and 500 words in length. Tell a story about an actual event, character, or important family memory. Make sure it's your favourite, because only one contest entry per person is allowed.
Send us your story using our online form. Tell us if you'd like your story entered in the humour, inspirational or heartwarming category. Be sure and give us your name and email (so we can let you know if you win). And, if you're under 18, make sure you have a parent's permission. That's it!
Check back within a couple of days and you should see your story posted online! You have until December 31 to enter your story, then the judging will begin. Which reminds us, you probably want to know...

What you'll win:

One child story and one adult story in each category (that's humour, heartwarming, and inspirational, remember?) will win a copy of the illustrated limited edition Family Writes storybook, featuring their winning story, along with a selection of other contest stories submitted.

Other Details:

By submitting a story, you are giving the BC Council for Families the right to publish your story online at and/or in one or more of its in-house publications. All submitted stories must be previously unpublished. Submitting a story does not guarantee a feature in the Family Writes limited edition book, or online. The Council reserves the right to edit and proof all submissions as necessary.
Still have questions? You can send us an email at and we'll do our best to satisfy your curiousity.  Oh, and you really should read The Official Family Writes Contest Rules.
I'll be one of the judges and I can't wait to read your stories.  Good luck all of you!

No comments: