The Award Ceremony for the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest had to be cancelled this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So the judges (including me) made short videos to announce this year’s winners and honourable mentions, and the wonderful folks at the library put it all together into two ceremonial videos: one for ages 9-12 and one for ages 13-18.
And you will be able to read them in the fall 2020 edition of Pot-pourri.
There were so many great stories and poems entered this year! I could fill an entire book with just the best stories from the 9-12 category, and it would be great reading. If your submission is not among the winners announced this year, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t among the best. We just had too many “bests” to fit them all in.
We look forward to reading your submissions to next year’s contest. In the meantime, I hope you spend some of the summer writing stories. 🙂