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2015-2016 Short Story Contest > Rules & Regulations

The contest is open to all middle school and high school students in Ontario.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE CONTEST OR RECEIVE PRIZES. Purchase or acceptance of a product at Alpha Textbooks does not improve your chances of winning.

 

Contest Rules

  • Entries must be submitted in English.

  • Entries must not exceed 750 words. Entries exceeding 750 words will be disqualified.

  • All writing must be the work of the child entering the contest.

  • Children who usually dictate their work to a scribe may do so.

  • One entry per person permitted. Persons found to submit multiple stories will be disqualified.

  • The contest is NOT OPEN to Alpha Textbooks employees or their families.

  • Submissions received after the contest deadline (December 4, 2015) will not be accepted.

 

Age requirements

  • All entrants under 16 years of age must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to enter the contest.

  • All entrants under 16 years of age must include a completed entry form with parent/guardian information.

  • High school entrants must be in high school at the time of entry, or the equivalent age and grade level if submitting as a home schooled student. This includes students from grade 9 to grade 12, ages 13-17, for the December 4, 2015 closing date.

  • Middle school entrants must be in middle school at the time of entry, or the equivalent age and grade level if submitting as a home schooled student. This includes students from grade 6 to grade 8, ages 10-13, for the December 4, 2015 closing date.

 

Winners announcement

  • Winners will be announced on Alpha Textbooks’ website and social media channels.

  • The winners and their schools will be contacted and informed of their achievement.

  • Winners will be asked to take a picture or provide a photo for the contest website.

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