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April 13, 2015

QUEEN’S PARK – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is once again encouraging local
submissions for the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award.
Each year, the award program recognizes up to six Aboriginal youth for their creative
writing talent. Creative writing pieces may include, but are not limited to, short stories,
poems, essays, plays or songs. Recipients will receive a cash award of $2,500 each.
The award will have three categories: fly-in community, on-reserve and off-reserve. For
each category, there will be awards for those up to 12 years of age and for those
between 13 and 18 years of age.
To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or under, self-identify as being Aboriginal, be
a student enrolled in a school in Ontario, and be a permanent resident of Ontario.
The nomination deadline is May 31, 2015.
For more information, you can contact Fedeli’s constituency office at (705) 474-8340, or
go online to www.ontario.ca/bartleman.
“If you know of a young Aboriginal student in our area who has creative writing talent,
please encourage him or her to consider making a submission,” said Fedeli.
For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:
Clint Thomas
Executive Assistant
(416) 325-3434 or (416) 710-1752

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