The Frye Festival has issued a call for submissions for its annual writing contest for students in grades 9 through 12 throughout New Brunswick.
The Frye Festival has issued a call for submissions for its annual writing contest for students in grades 9 through 12 throughout New Brunswick. Prizes will be awarded in two categories, poetry and short story, in both English and French.
Participants must submit an original and unpublished poem (150 to 300 words) or short story (600 to 800 words) written in either English or French. A professional jury comprised of Kayla Geitzler and Jean-Philippe Raîche, Moncton’s two Poets Laureate, and of Elizabeth Blanchard and Samuel LeBlanc, will choose three finalists in each category and language. The submissions will be evaluated for their originality, organization, style, vocabulary, and language.
The 12 finalists will be announced at the unveiling of the Frye Festival’s 2020 program on March 24, 2020 at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre. The shortlisted works will be published on the Festival’s online channels (www.frye.ca, Facebook, and Twitter), and an excerpt from each will be printed on posters distributed throughout the Greater Moncton area.
The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, April 17, 2020 at the Festival’s Prelude event, which is dedicated exclusively to showcasing New Brunswick’s emerging writers.
Thanks to the generous support of Assumption Life, a Silver Sponsor of the Frye Festival, a monetary prize will be awarded to each finalist ($250 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place).
Participation is free and simple! Texts must be submitted along with the author’s name, grade level, and school name at email@example.com before March 1, 2020.