James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award

Are you an Aboriginal youth interested in creative writing? Are you an Aboriginal Youth interested in creative writing and the possibility of winning $2500? If so, check this out:

James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Awards


Submission deadline is May 31

The award website has all the info but here’s the basics:

Who is eligible?

    To be eligible you must:

  • be 18 years of age or under
  • self-identify as Aboriginal
  • attend a school in Ontario
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • be the author of an original creative writing piece (for example: short story, poem, essay, play or song) that has not in any part been copied.


There are two age categories:

  • Junior: up to 12 years of age
  • Senior: 13 – 18 years of age.

There are three geographic categories:

  • fly-in community
  • on reserve
  • off reserve (do not live in a fly-in community or on a reserve).

A junior and senior recipient is chosen from each geographic category. A maximum of six awards are presented each year.

See the website for all of the details. Enter! Someone has to win – why not you!?