Literacy contest open to local youth

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TRURO – Are you a writer between grades five and eight? 

If so, the World Literacy Canada ‘Write for a Better World’ contest may be for you.

Youth have until April 4 to enter the contest, with a grand prize of $500 and a one-on-one Skype time with best-selling Canadian author Kelley Armstrong. The top nine finalists will win $50, and all winners receive additional prizes, such as being published in a collectible magazine and online.

This year’s contest will see authors continue a story with a given topic.

‘It’s been a long, sleepless night of strange dreams. Even once you wake up, you think you’re still dreaming, because you aren’t in your own bed. You aren’t even yourself! It’s no dream. You’ve woken in another part of the world, as someone from another culture,’ reads the contest information at ‘What happens next? That’s up to you.’

Submissions must not exceed 400 words in length and are welcome in both English and French.

For more information and the entry form, visit


Organizations: World Literacy Canada

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