The 2018 Shakespeare Selfie Student Writing Challenge is now closed

Canadian students in Grades 7 to 12 wrote and submitted monologues and soliloquys in the voice of Shakespearean characters based on modern-day current affairs events.
What would Shakespeare have to say about the world of today? (Ben Shannon)

The Shakespeare Selfie Student Writing Challenge is now closed for 2018. The 20 finalists will be contacted by email in late May or early June.

Shakespeare Selfie is a writing competition that challenges students to write a soliloquy or monologue in the voice of a Shakespearean character based on a prominent news, pop culture or current affairs event from the last year (April 2017 to April 2018).

Award-winning YA author Kenneth Oppel, whose books include The Nest, Every Hidden Thing and the Silverwing trilogy, will be selecting the winner in both the Grades 7 to 9 category and Grades 10 to 12 category.

Submissions are 200 to 400 words. Check out the work of our 2017 finalists below, including champs Ali Nelson (Grade 7–9 category) and Emma George (Grade 10–12 category).

PRIZES: The winners of the Grades 7–9 category and Grades 10–12 category will each receive a one-year subscription to OwlCrate. In addition, each of their schools will receive 50 young adult novels.


Read the work of the 2017 winners and finalists:

Grades 7 to 9 category

Grades 10 to 12 category


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