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original unpublished manuscript of a story for children which reflects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 .