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Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize submission deadline

April 30, 2021

The? Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian Youth?was?established to foster a lifelong relationship between Canadian youth and the literary arts, specifically poetry. The prize is supported through a generous donation from the Stursberg family and other donors in honour of Jessamy Stursberg. The prize accepts submissions from young poets all across Canada, with three prizes awarded in both the Junior (grades 7 to 9) and Senior (grades 10 to 12) categories:

Winner: $400
Second Place: $350
Third Place: $300

Selected winning poems and runners-up will be published in a special edition of the League of Canadian Poets chapbook series.

Learn more here.


April 30, 2021