We are pleased to announce the 2017/5777 Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by the Samuel J. and Jean Sable Education Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto 

 


 

This is a great chance for students ranging from elementary through high school to express their creativity, imagination, and love of writing.

 


 

HERE ARE THE 2017/5777 TOPICS YOUR STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE FROM:

How This Little Act of Kindness Changed the World

It's Been More Than 70 Years Since the Holocaust and Still...

Judaism and Technology in 2017/5777

My Letter to an Israeli Solider

What Being Jewish in 2017/5777 Means to Me

What Makes Friday Night Special For Me

Here's what you need to know:

Eligibility

All children studying in a day or supplementary school affiliated with The Julia & Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education are eligible. All entries must be original work.

Literary Style

Students’ work may be in the form of prose, poetry, play, fiction or non-fiction. Students should avoid summaries of historical or biographical information. Please limit all entries to four pages.

Format

• English and Hebrew entries from students in grades 4 and up must be submitted in “WORD” format, single spaced (no PDF’s).
• Students in grades 1-3 may submit in handwritten form. Please scan and submit as a JPEG or PDF.
• Artwork is welcomed. Please (colour) scan and submit along with the writing entry.

Deadline

Submissions are due no later than Friday, February 24th, 2017.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Select the top 5 entries from your class

Use the online form to enter your submissions and supporting documents

Once the entries are received by the CJE, they will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Judging is based on caliber of content, clarity of thought, creativity, originality and style of writing.  The decisions of the judges are final.

AWARDS CEREMONY

All winning submissions will be published in a Creative Writing Booklet which is distributed to participants and families at the Awards Ceremony.

This year’s Awards Ceremony will take place Sunday, June 11th, 2017, 10:30am. at the Lipa Green Centre Tamari Family Hall, 4600 Bathurst Street.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Creative Writing Contest please contact Atara Rosenberg at 416.635.2883 ext 5305 or e-mail arosenberg@ujafed.org.