Presented by TVOKids and the International Festival of Authors, in
partnership with the Ontario Library Association
Contest starts August 26 and closes October 3, 2010
Visit tvokids.com for entry
and prizing details
TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - TVOKids, the International Festival of Authors
(IFOA) and the Ontario Library Association are asking Ontario's young
writers what they would do to make the world a greener place with the
second annual Super Stories Contest. Kids in grades
K-8 in Ontario can submit a story for the chance to read their story on
stage at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto!
The contest takes its cue from The League of Super Citizens,
the TVOKids' program for grade school children about a group of
superheroes who promote good citizenship. To enter, kids must write, in
75 words or less, a story with the following story starter and it's up
to them to write the ending:
The Super Citizens were wondering what they should do with the
garbage that had piled up around them when Enviro Girl said…"
Participating public and school librarians throughout the province will
be on hand to give kids help and guidance with their entries.
The contest is open to all children in Ontario and is divided into three
categories: Grades K-1; Grades 2-3; and Grades 4-6+. Entries can be
submitted online at tvokids.com,
handed to a school or public librarian, or mailed in. The address for
all mailed submissions can be found at tvokids.com.
The contest carries two types of prizing: the first type is a random
draw held Tuesday, October 5 in which three winners, one from each
category, will win an electronic reading device. In the second, an
IFOA/OLA committee will judge entries based on imagination, spelling and
punctuation and select three young authors to win a trip to Toronto to
read at one of three YoungIFOA events in Toronto taking place October
26, 28 and 29. The three random draw prize winners plus the three
YoungIFOA winners will be announced online at TVOKids.com
on Tuesday, October 12.
A random selection of all entries will be profiled on Super Citizens
Story of the Day on tvokids.com.
For complete rules, submission requirements and prizing info, visit tvokids.com.
TVO is Ontario's public educational
media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational
content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought.
TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario
through educational media. For more information, visit tvo.org.
About IFOA & YoungIFOA
YoungIFOA is the
offshoot of Canada's premier literary festival: the International
Festival of Authors (IFOA). It offers school groups grades K-8 a
full-day programme including one author reading/Q&A event and one
book-making workshop. This year's YoungIFOA runs October 26, 28 and 29
at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto as part of the
31st annual IFOA (October 20-30, 2010). Programme details are available
at href="../../../anfraser/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files/OLK20D/www.readings.org">www.readings.org.
The Ontario Library Association (OLA)
creates programs, advocacy and promotion for its more than 5,000 members
in college, public school and university libraries across Ontario. The
mission of the OLA is to foster free public access to information and to
promote Canada's history and culture through the programs and services
of the libraries of Ontario. For more information about the OLA, please
Where to find TVO
Cable channel 2 (channel may
vary in some areas), Rogers HD channel 580 (in the GTA), Bell TV channel
265, Shaw Direct channel 353.
For further information: For further information:
416.484.2600 x 2080
International Festival of Authors Communications