2018 Student Competition

STEPHEN LEACOCK STUDENT HUMOROUS SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2018

This page will be updated towards the end of 2017 to relate to the competition for 2018.

 

2017 Student Competition

STEPHEN LEACOCK STUDENT HUMOROUS SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2017

— Entries closed on APRIL 30, 2017 —

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

Important Dates

April 30, 2017: Deadline for submissions.

May 15, 2017: Announcement of winners

June 10, 2017:  Presentation of awards at the Gala Dinner

 

Criteria for 2017 Competition

We are pleased to announce this year’s contest is again sponsored in full by Thor Motors (Orillia’s only Ford dealership) and TD Bank. 

Inquiries may be made by email to cspear875@outlook.com.

 

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