Elizabeth’s Contest


elizabeth-headerElizabeth entered this contest a few months before her transition to Spirit. She won for her short-story “Mother”. Since then, the contest was renamed in honour of her. I have the privilege to read her story each year at the awards ceremony. The Scavetta Family gives monetary awards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well as the cash gifts from the Caledon Library. Each year many teens enter their short stories in this contest. If you know a teen who loves to write, please share this contest with them. Entries are accepted from everywhere!

Winners for 2020:

  1. Popular by Saskia Coossa
  2. A Fake Death Turned Real by Neela Jalilian
  3. The Writer by Lukas Coossa

Read their stories here

Contest Guidelines
Age: 13 – 17 years

Format: type-written, double spaced, clean copy with no identifying marks/or name of submission

Limit: 2 entries per entrant

Submission: Word format emailed to contests@caledon.library.on.ca (no hardcopy will be accepted)

Maximum: 1500 words with word count noted on last page (words included to be title, headings and all words that make up body of the story)

Language: English

Submission Requirements:

a completed Contest Entry Form (now being updated and available soon) must accompany each entry
entry is to be titled
Contest Entry Form to be signed
each entry is to be original and previously unpublished

Library Link below:


Want to be inspired? Read “Mother” by Elizabeth Louise Scavetta, Age 17.


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