The 2018 Shakespeare Selfie Student Writing Challenge is now closed
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.
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.
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Read the work of the 2017 winners and finalists:
Grades 7 to 9 category
- Winner: That Something Wicked... by Ali Nelson
- Not a Commodity by Zoe Kortje
- John Scott, All Star by Veronica Xia
- Hippolyta's Summer Vacation by Gabrielle Wong
- Mortal Folly by Rosa Kontogianni
- Double Tap by Cherlin Chan
- Dream Eater by Brandon Yih
- The Storm by Yeeva Ly
- A Reputation Ravaged by Arya Cokic
- Super Bowl 51 by Caleb Lee
Grades 10 to 12 category
- Winner:Naught is Discernible within this Place by Emma George
- The Season of Anger and Lies by Miranda Madsen-Orr
- Is it better or is it bitter? by Josiane Décarie
- We are gods. by Tate Hussey
- Wolves in Civil Clothing by Kyle Hardy
- Daddy O Five by Lucy Auchinachie
- Pineapple Pizza, a Plight by Jasmine Ferreira
- Christmas Night by Ellen Zhang
- A Country Sinks Beneath the Yoke by Sarah Zhao
- Forgotten by the World by Arista Marthyman