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Awards for Youth Aboriginal Authors

March 17, 2016

NORTH BAY – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is once again this year encouraging local submissions for the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award.

The award program recognizes up to six Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent each year.  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 has three categories: fly-in community, on-reserve and off-reserve.  For each category, there are 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, 2016.

“If you know of a young Aboriginal student in our area who has creative writing talent, please encourage them to consider making a submission,” said Fedeli.

For more information, you can contact Fedeli’s constituency office at (705) 474-8340, or go online to www.ontario.ca/bartleman.

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