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James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Awards


Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 6
Award Deadline: June 30, 2021

This award recognizes up to six Indigenous students for their creative writing talent. Each recipient receives a $2,500 award.

There are three geographic categories:

1) Fly-in community

2) On reserve

3) Off reserve (do not live in a fly-in community or on a reserve)

A junior student (12 years old and younger) and a senior student (13 to 18 years old) is chosen from each geographic category.

Who is eligible

You must:

1) Submit a creative writing piece that is completely original (a short story, poem, essay, play or song)

2) Be 18 years old or younger

3) Self-identify as an Indigenous person

4) Attend a school in Ontario

5) Be a resident of Ontario

How to apply

You need to submit a form with your information that includes:

1) Your original creative writing piece

2) A brief description of the writing piece and what inspired you

3) Contact information for your parent/guardian and school representative


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