Writing Riot

Writing Riot Contest


Display Your Passion!

2021 Submission opens on October 1, 2021. The deadline to submit your piece is Oct 31, 2021.

The submission email will be posted on this page on October 1, 2021.

Results will be announced on Nov 24, 2021.

Only submissions from within Canada are accepted.

Submission Fee:

There is NO submission fee.


Submissions are accepted in two categories: Grades 5-8 & Grades 9-12


The first two pieces in each category will win a prize of $100. (There may be more prizes depending on sponsors)

Submission Requirements:

  1. Write a short story or a personal narrative of at most 1500 WORDS.
  2. Your theme for the 2021 submission is FAMILY.
  3. Email your piece before the deadline in PDF FORMAT.
  4. Print out the submission form, fill it out, sign it, and submit a copy with your piece. (The submission form will be available on this page throughout the submission period)
  5. With your submission, enclose a document that shows your full name, grade, and address in Canada, such as a copy of your report card.

Sponsoring Writing Riot Contest

Businesses and private donors can sponsor the contest so that more participants can win a prize. Your contributions can help encourage more Canadian students to take up writing, an art that can help them learn and thrive!

Volunteering as Contest Judges

If you are an English teacher or a writer and can spare a few hours every year to accompany me in this great cause, please contact me. Your perspective and experience can definitely help judge submissions more effectively!