Sea to Sky Discovery Writing Contest

The contest is now closed to entries, and we will be announcing the winners of the Open, Indigenous and Youth categories on Saturday June 24th. Entrants will also be notified by email. Thank you for your entries, and see you at the Sea to Sky Discovery: A Storytelling Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary event June 30th, 7pm, at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler! Get tickets here.

Do you live in the Sea to Sky? The Sea to Sky DiscoveryWriting Contest is now open for entry to anyone living in the Sea to Sky region between Lions Bay and Lillooet.

1. Entrants may submit writing in any of the following literary genres – poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction and spoken word.

2. Writing entries should be no more than 450 words, or approximately 150 seconds (2.5 minutes) as the winning entries will be read at an event on June 30th. The entries should develop a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our Sea to Sky Corridor communities.

3. The contest will have three categories: Open, Indigenous, and Youth (up to 18 years). Please select one category for your entry. Writers may submit multiple entries.

4. One writer will be chosen from each category to read at the event Sea to Sky Discovery: A Storytelling Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, June 30th at 7pm the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler. Winners will receive a $150 cash prize. The event will also feature live music and readings by authors Paul Watson, Bev Sellars, Susan Juby and Joan Haggerty.

How to Enter

Submissions are due midnight June 15th 2017. There is no entry fee. Submit your entry using the form below.

Email seatoskywritingcontest@whistlerwritersfest.com with any questions you may have.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Whistler, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

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