The theme of this year’s contest is teen issues. Writing can be in any genre, including poetry.
The top stories in three categories – Fiction-Grades 11 to 12, Fiction-Grades 8 to 10, Poetry-Grades 8 to 12 – will win cash prizes.
Finalists will be published in an anthology In Our Own Teen Voice 5, to be published next fall. Submissions of artwork and photography will also be accepted.
The deadline for submitted stories is April 30. Winners will be announced on May 31
For full contest details and submission guidelines, please go online to virl.bc.ca.