Write-Minded is currently hosting its nation-wide writing contest with the theme of "Cultural Celebration". The purpose of this event is to encourage participants to write a piece regarding their culture, traditions, or religion, as well as its significance. As Write-Minded is known for its social progressiveness and breaking preconceived notions of different minority groups, we are looking to expose and spread awareness to lesser known aspects of certain cultures. In addition, writing competition is a great way to engage our community of young authors, giving everyone the opportunity to practice their skills.

Throughout this period, we will be hosting takeovers and workshops by professional authors to help you create your submission!

Competition Details:


  • All adolescents across Canada who are in the age group of 13 to 18.


  • Each participant may only submit ONE literary work. This can be either in the form of prose or poetry. We do not pose any restrictions on how you format your work.

  • The word limit is 2000 words for prose submissions and 150 lines for poetry submissions.

  • Please keep your content and language appropriate as we have young readers on our platform.

  • Your submission must be your own original work and not plagiarized from another source.

  • We will reject any submission that violates the above rules.

Selection Process:

  • Write-Minded executives will read over the submissions and choose the semi-finalists based on the following four criteria:

    • Originality

    • Writing Skill

    • Technical Skill

    • Ideas & Content

  • Then, we will post the works of our semi-finalists for everyone to vote on their favorite piece. Voting will be conducted on our Instagram story​ through a bracket system (prose & poetry brackets) to determine the finalists.

  • Four winners will be selected in the end.

Prizes and Awards:

  • 1st Place Winner in Poetry [$50]

  • 1st Place Winner in Prose [$50]

  • 2nd Place Winner [$20 Amazon Gift Card + $25 Ecojot Journal]

  • 3rd Place Winner [$20 Amazon Gift Card]

  • Each winner will be awarded a certificate praising their outstanding submission in the Write-Minded 2021 Writing Contest. Their work will also be featured on our social media and our website!

Submit Through this Google Form:


Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our writing contest. We look forward to reading your submission!

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