The Stephen Leacock Associates is again offering a $1,000 prize to the winner of the annual Student Humorous Short Story Competition. The competition is open to students of secondary schools across Canada.

The first-place winner also receives accommodation for two in Orillia for our Gala weekend in June, plus two tickets to the Gala dinner, at which the Leacock Medal for Humour is awarded. Second prize is $700 and $300, third prize. All winners and their families are invited to join us at the weekend’s Friday-evening soiree.

The Gala weekend takes place June 5 and 6.

Click here for entry criteria. Entries close March 23, 2015. Winners are announced mid-May 2015.

Inquiries are to be directed to Christine Spear, Contest Co-ordinator, cspear873@gmail.com.

We acknowledge the generous sponsorship of Thor Motors of Orillia and The Orillia Packet and Times.

2015 Winners and finalists    Entry criteria