TVOKids and YoungIFOA want to know: What would you do to make the world a better place?

    YoungIFOA and TVOKids launch the Super Stories contest, presented in
    partnership with the Ontario Library Association

    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - If you were a super citizen, what would you do
to make the world a better place? TVOKids and the Young International Festival
of Authors (YoungIFOA) are putting that question to Ontario's kids in the
Super Stories contest. Participating young authors can win a trip to Toronto
to read at YoungIFOA, and other cool prizes.
    From today until Sunday October 4 2009, grade-school kids (K - 8) in
Ontario have an opportunity to write a super story. To enter, kids must write,
in 75 words or fewer, what they would do to make the world a better place.
Participating public and school librarians throughout the province will be on
hand to give kids help and guidance with their entries.
    Children from Ontario can enter in three categories: Primary (Grades K-
1); Primary+ (Grades 2 - 3; and Junior (Grades 4 - 6+). The upper limit for
eligibility is Grade 8. Entries can be submitted online at, handed
to a school or public librarian, or mailed in. The address for all mailed
submissions can be found at
    The contest carries two types of prizing: In the first type, three
winners, one from each category, will be chosen Tuesday October 6 by random
draw for a chance to win cool prizes. In the second, an Ontario Library
Association selection committee will judge entries based on imagination,
spelling and punctuation and select four young authors to win a trip to
Toronto to read at YoungIFOA in October.
    A random selection of all entries will be profiled on Super Citizens
Story of the Day on
    For complete rules, submission requirements and prizing info, visit

    About TVO

    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,

    About 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 27, 29 and 30 at Harbourfront
Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto as part of the 30th anniversary IFOA
(October 21-31, 2009). This year's YoungIFOA lineup includes Jennifer Cowan,
Gitty Daneshvari, Cary Fagan, Lynn Johnston and Kean Soo. Details are
available at

    About OLA

    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 visit

    Where to find TVO

    Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265,
Star Choice channel 353.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Andrea Franklin, TVO Marketing,
(416) 484-2600 x 2202,; Becky Toyne, International Festival
of Authors Communications, (416) 973-5836,

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