2018 Student Competition

STEPHEN LEACOCK STUDENT HUMOROUS SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2018

FIRST PRIZE – $1,000
SECOND PRIZE – $700
THIRD PRIZE – $300

Important Dates

April 15, 2018: Deadline for submissions.

May 15, 2018: Announcement of winners

June 9, 2018:  Presentation of Student Award to the winner at the Gala Dinner

 

Criteria for 2018 Competition

Inquiries may be made by email to Christine Spear at studentawards@leacock.ca.

 

How student judging works

To make judging as fair as possible, all entries are judged blind. Entries are opened on arrival in Orillia by a disinterested party who removes the cover page and assigns a number to the entry. The number is placed in a register, along with the student’s name and school, and the numbered entry is then passed to the committee. The register is not returned to the committee until the judging is complete.

We have three judges (they change every two years or so). All judges are published authors. Many over the years have been winners of, or short-listed for, the Leacock Medal for Humour.

Teaching Resource:

A module for teaching the writing of humour is available from Stephen Leacock Associates.  Download.

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2017 Winners