Budding Writers Contest 2021

Welcome! This page is for submissions to the 2021 Budding Writers Contest. Are you a Western undergraduate student? The Bachelor of Medical Sciences Association (BMSA) and Western Libraries are proud to present this opportunity to unleash your creativity, show off your writing, and compete to win amazing prizes!

This year’s theme is: "something you wish was talked about more ". To enter, follow the submission guidelines below for a chance to win a prize as well as have your work published on Scholarship@Western.

Categories

Poetry Prompt:

  • Write a work of poetry about something you wish was talked about more.
  • Max. word count: 1000

Short Story Prompt:

  • Write a work of short fiction about something you wish was talked about more.
  • Max. word count: 1000

Schedule

Beginning to accept submissions   Nov. 15 at 6:00 a.m.
Deadline for submissions   Dec. 17 at 11:59 p.m.

Prizes

First place prize – Best Poetry Submission award:

  • $250 Visa gift card
  • Published in Scholarship@Western
  • Poetry Runner-Ups (2):

    • $50 Visa gift card
    • Published in Scholarship@Western

    First place prize – Best Short Story Submission award:

    • $250 Visa gift card
    • Published in Scholarship@Western
    • Short Story Runner-Ups (2):

      • $50 Visa gift card
      • Published in Scholarship@Western

      Important Links

      Submission Guidelines
      Policies
      General Judging Criteria

      All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of student judges, followed by a final round of judging by our panel of experts (TBD).

      Ready to Submit?

      Submit Here

      Questions?

      Contact Saniyah Qureshi, BMSA co-VP Communications or Ronnie Du, BMSA co-VP Communications

      • Email: squres55@uwo.ca or gdu6@uwo.ca
      • Subject line: QUESTION - Budding Writers Contest

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