When DC Canada decided to hold a writing contest, our team would never have imagined how many submissions we would receive. After sorting through 170 stories by 1st to 7th graders from Duncan, British-Columbia, to Albert Bridge, Nova-Scotia, the DC Canada team and our external judging panel have finally decided on the best stories in each group.
Winners, Grades 1-4
“Rebecca and the Rabbit Mystery”
Riverside School, grade 4
Albert Bridge, NS
“The Case of the Missing Cookie”
Madinatul Uloom Academy, grade 4
“Tate's Magical Dance Shoes”
Brookland Elementary, grade 4
“Bob and Todd”
Cootes Paradise Elementary, grade 1
Winners, Grades 5-8
“Freddy's First Day”
Goulbourn Middle School, grade 7
“Thinking Inside the Box”
Calgary Girls' School, grade 6
“The Story of Growth”
Cedarview Middle School, grade 5
DC Canada’s first ever One Story a Day Writing Contest (2018-2019) was a raging success. Our team was thoroughly impressed by the talent we saw in all the stories we received. In addition to selecting the top three stories in each group, we decided to publish the 31 best contest submissions in One Story A Day by Kids for Kids.
Even if your work was not selected, consider this a personal victory. You created something wonderful and, with practice, you will continue to grow as a writer and as an individual. Congratulations on having the courage to submit a piece of yourself to our contest.
Thank you to the top three schools with the most submissions. Each school received a set of One Story a Day as a reward.
- Islamic Foundation School of Toronto, ON
- Christina Lake Elementary School, BC
- Riverside School, NS
After much deliberation, the DC Canada team and its external judging panel decided on the best stories. A big thank you to our judges!
Internal judges: Meizhen Dang, Leonard Judge, Kara Cybanski, and Nick Rakowski
External judges: Prof. Danielle Allard of Algonquin College, American children’s book author Jennifer Burrows, Prof. Michele Hall of Algonquin College, Principal Francesse Kopczewski with the OCSDB, Prof. Breid McIlkenny of the University of Ottawa, and Canadian author and musician Scott Paterson.
This contest is brought to you by the One Story A Day collection. One Story A Day contains a total of 365 stories — one for each day of the year — separated into 12 books, each representing one month of the year.
- Professional writers
- Motivational content: life, friends, family, fables, nature, science, history...
- Controlled vocabulary
- Targeted illustrations
- Audio CD narration
The stories foster children’s total development — linguistic, intellectual, social, and cultural — through a love of literature. Sit back, relax, and discover the pleasure of reading!