Aurora Newmarket
Short Story Writing Contest
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New this year – a contest for elementary students!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the CFUW Short Story Competition, in addition to the secondary school contest for Grades 9-12, we have expanded the contest to include a distinct contest for elementary students in Grades 6-8. 

Students in both divisions will begin their 750-word stories with the question, “When did it all go wrong?” The competition is open to students in York Region and Bradford/West Gwillimbury and closes February 24, 2020.


  • Click on the button below to fill out the registration form for your entry.
  • Entry fee is $5 for elementary students (Gr. 6-8) and $10 for secondary students (Gr. 9-12)
  • Payment may also be made by cash or a cheque made payable to CFUW Aurora/Newmarket.
  • Stories may be mailed or dropped off to this address:

        CFUW Aurora/Newmarket Writing Contest
         c/o Metroland Media
         580-B Steven Court, 
         Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z2

  • Entries must be received or postmarked by 11:59 PM on February 24, 2020 to be eligible.

For more information, contact Anne Marie Devine at