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Writing Challenge
by Kerry - Friday, 15 April 2016, 9:33 AM
 
THE CHALLENGE
Write a modern-day soliloquy or monologue by a Shakespearean character. It should be based on a prominent news, pop culture or current affairs event from the last year (April 2015-April 2016). It can be in iambic pentameter or modern-day language.

You can write about one of the topics we've suggested or choose one of your own.

http://www.cbc.ca/books/2015/10/the-2016-shakespeare-selfie-writing-challenge-for-students.html

WHEN IS IT?
The 2016 Shakespeare Selfie is open now! Submit your entry here. Submissions will close on Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. ET.

WHO CAN ENTER?
Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12 students who are Canadian residents. (There are two separate age categories.)

WORD COUNT
200-400 words

PRIZES
There is an iPad mini for each category's grand prize winner (Grades 7-9 and 10-12).

This just in: School library prize!
We're delighted to announce that the school library of each grand prize winner will receive 50 young adult books from these great Canadian publishers: