The 2018 Shakespeare Selfie Student Writing Challenge is now open for submissions
Sharpen those quills! The Shakespeare Selfie Student Writing Challenge is back. You have until 6 p.m. ET on April 27, 2018 to submit your original monologue or soliloquy. Click the link below to submit your entry online.
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). Students can choose any topic they wish, but here are some suggested subjects to help get the ball rolling.
WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: Your entry can be 200-400 words in length. Your entry also needs a title, but the title is not included in the word limit.
WHO CAN ENTER: This contest is open to all Canadian residents who are full time students enrolled in Grades 7 to 12. Entries will be judged in two age categories: Grades 7 to 9 and Grades 10 to 12.
HOW YOU CAN SUBMIT: From April 6 to April 27, 2018, there will be a link to an online submission form on this page. The challenge opens at 9 a.m. ET on April 6 and closes at 6 p.m. ET on April 27.
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