Story-Writing Contest 2022

NOW AVAILABLE!
Our 2022 Contest Anthology is on its way to our newly published authors. The book is available for purchase here:

If you were published in this book, you will receive one free copy by post.

This year's contest was a huge success! With 350 submissions from kids across the country, our wonderful team of judges had a lot to consider. Congratulations to...

Winners, Grades 1-2

Grades1-2_1st

Madisyn Schick

"Apple Pie Friends: The Garden Party"
Weyburn, SK

Grades1-2_2nd

Kate Wehlage

"Mayra’s Adventure"
Calgary, AB

Grades1-2_3rd

Michael Yang

"World War I - The Bullet Boomer"
Toronto, ON

Winners, Grades 3-4

Grades3-4_1st

Reena Ma

"The Cloud Witch"
Vancouver, BC

Grades3-4_2nd

Claire Morrissey

"A Letter from a Tree"
London, ON

Grades3-4_3rd

Raaya Zaman Naysa

"I'm Yulia"
Kelowna, BC

Angelina Stelmashchuk

"An Ocean of Sunflowers"
Charlottetown, PEI

Winners, Grades 5-6

Grades5-6_1st

Chioma Esealuka

"Floral"
Brampton, ON

Grades5-6_2nd

Sofia Platias

"Lost in a Book"
Kanata, ON

Grades5-6_3rd

Moses Maendel

"Fishing for Junk"
Ste. Agathe, MB

THANK YOU TO OUR YOUNG AUTHORS, PUBLISHED IN OUR ONE STORY A DAY BY KIDS FOR KIDS ANTHOLOGY

Ambikaiselvan, Thrishaan
Beeksma, Shaylee-Ann
Cicconi, Anthony
Diao, Evan
Esealuka, Chioma
Gratton, Brianna
Hanstock, Ian
Ho, Riley
Kim, Mina
Knudson, Brie
Matuscak Currie, Theresa

Law, Brianna
Lennon, Wyatt
Liu, Chloe
Liu, Harvey
Luo, Lucas
Ma, Reena
MacKenzie, Lily
Maendel, Moses
Morrissey, Claire
Naysa, Raaya Zaman

Platias, Sofia
Rochon, Aiden
Schick, Madisyn
Sevigny Tahbaz, Alleah
Somesan, Sarah
Stelmashchuk, Angelina
Thomas, Peyton
Wehlage, Kate
Yang, Michael
Yu, Shirley

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 SCHOOL WITH THE MOST SUBMISSIONS

Bertha Kennedy Catholic School in St. Albert, AB, wins a cash/book prize!

THANK YOU TO OUR JUDGES

After much deliberation, the DC Canada team and its external judging panel decided on the best stories.

Internal judges: Meizhen Dang, Leonard Judge, and Kara Cybanski

External judges: American children’s book author Jennifer Burrows, Principal Francesse Kopczewski with the OCSDB, Professor Christina de Simone of the University of Ottawa, and Braden Harrison, an intern from the Algonquin College Professional Writing Program

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!

    Explore our One Story a Day collections...