Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CBC Writes free contest – win a laptop, see your story on-line



Hello, Brian.
I am one of the editors of Canada Writes, CBC’s online home for original writing.

We just launched a national writing competition called Hyperlocal and I wanted to ask you for your help getting word out to those in your networks.

Hyperlocal is an interactive story map where Canadians can upload personal stories about the changes they see in their own neighbourhoods. Stories may touch the big issues we face in a fragile economy, or reflect small changes in a neighbourhood (such as when a colourful character passes away, or a coffee chain moves in).

An entry from Dundas, Ontario:
"Change that comes with a cup of tea,"
by Thelma Ball
We want to know what's new and changing in your neighbourhood and what that change means to you.

There are different ways to submit:
  • Text entry between 400-500 words (photo optional)
  • Photo essay and caption (3 photos + 50-100 word caption)
  • Video or audio (maximum length: 2 minutes) with a 50-100 word accompanying text
All stories will be available to be read online, and at the end of the month a jury will select the most compelling submission from the public. The winning story will be turned into a web-based interactive by the National Film Board of Canada’s Digital Studio, and the winner will receive a laptop computer.

There is no cost to enter. Deadline is May 3, 2013.

To find out more, and to put your story on the map, visit
www.cbc.ca/hyperlocal.

Thank you,
Christopher DiRaddo
CBC Radio, Canada Writes

The 2013 Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar is available now. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced writer, if you’re looking for places to send your work, you should put contests on your list. The Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar gives a full listing of contests in Canada arranged by deadline date. It lists contests for short stories, poetry, children’s writing, novels, and non-fiction – contests for just about everyone. The Calendar costs just $20 at one of Brian Henry's workshops or classes or $23.50 by mail (all taxes and shipping included).
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