Writing contest for kindergarten to grade seven

Put pen to paper or type out your story to win a writing contest sponsored by The Free press and CBAL. - Tamara Hynd
Put pen to paper or type out your story to win a writing contest sponsored by The Free press and CBAL.
— image credit: Tamara Hynd

By Nicole Obre

Free Press Staff

The Free Press and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) want to know how you and your family read, write, and learn together.

"January 27 is Family Literacy Day and The Free Press is delighted to be partnering with CBAL for a writing contest,” said Andrea Horton, publisher of The Free Press. "I encourage children from kindergarten to grade seven to send us a story about how you and your family learn together."

The Family Literacy Day Writing Contest encourages families to find different ways to grow and learn together. This includes everything from reading books, doing puzzles, making up rhymes, singing songs, baking, as well as writing stories and letters.

There are three different contest categories to include students from kindergarten all the way up to grade seven. Children in kindergarten and grade one can colour a picture of their family learning and give it a label or caption. Children in grades two to four can write a story about their family and how they learn together. Children in grades five to seven can write a story about a favourite family trip or vacation and what they learned from it.

Entries can be submitted by email to or, or in person at The Free Press office. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 15.



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