Writing Contest: 2009 Helen Sissons Canadian Children’s Story Competition

November 20, 2009: To commemorate National Child Day, P.A.C.E. (Canada)
today announced the launch of the 2009 Helen Sissons Canadian Children’s
Story Competition. P.A.C.E. (Canada) is a registered charity which
promotes early childhood education. Helen Isobel Sissons was a Toronto
educator committed to human rights and equity.

The award is intended to encourage the development of literature for
young children up to 7 years of age. The prize of $1,000 is to be
awarded, by decision of the Education Committee, to the author of an
original unpublished manuscript of a story for children which reflects
the diversity of the world’s population.

Canadian citizens/landed immigrants are eligible. Deadline for
submissions is March 31, 2010. See complete details under Awards on the
website: http://www.pacecanada.org .

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2 responses to “Writing Contest: 2009 Helen Sissons Canadian Children’s Story Competition

  1. Hi Julie, Very sad to hear about Duthies. I am extremely upset by the plight of independent booksellers in general. The closure of Duthies is the third such closure I have heard of in just one year. Although I market some of my books with Chapters the majority of them are sold through independent bookstores in both Alberta dn B.C. We personally know many of the staff who kindly promote the sales of our books and who are familiar with most authors that sell books in their stores. If any of you have been in Banff in the past year, you will know that the Book and Art Den have also closed their doors. They continue to be missed by many tourists and locals that have vistied that store for years.

  2. Congratulations on your submission to How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth. It sounds like a wonderful book.

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