Delta’s George Mackie Library invites teens to enter writing contest about heroes

Short story writing contest about fiction or nonfiction heroes runs until July 26

The George Mackie Library is inviting teens to write a short story about any hero, fiction or nonfiction, for the chance at a $50 gift certificate and a book of their choice.

The Teen Summer Short Story Writing Contest, presented by the Teen Advisory Group, runs from June 21 until the deadline of 9 p.m. on July 26.

Youth between the ages of 13 and 19 can enter, and winners will be selected from the two age categories of younger teens, in grades 7 through 9, and older teens, in grades 10 through 12.

READ MORE: ‘Powerful’ Punjabi youth writing contest lauded in Surrey

Each winner will be given a $50 gift certificate for Chapters or Cineplex as well as a book of their choice from the library.

According to the rules for the contest, each story must be an original work no longer than 2,000 words, and include the name, grade, email and/or phone number of the author.

Entrants can drop off a maximum of one story at the library help desk or email them to The stories will not be returned.

For more information contact Minakshi Sidhu, Community Librarian at or call 604-594-8155.

READ MORE: $77,000 in upgrades coming to North Delta’s Mackie Library

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Homicide investigators called in after man dies following ‘disturbance’ in Surrey

Surrey RCMP don’t believe the incident was random or connected to gang conflict

VIDEO: One injured in north Surrey shooting Sunday

Male victim taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

PHOTOS: White Rock marks Remembrance Day

Hundreds of people gathered Monday morning to give thanks to veterans

Surrey veteran talks about the emotional side of war

Reginald Wise served in the Royal Marines in WWII

VIDEO: Quidditch Canada’s Western Regional Championship flies into Surrey

Harry Potter-inspired event is at Hjorth Road Park

VIDEO: Don Cherry says he was fired, not sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ poppy rant

Cherry denies he was singling out visible minorities with his comments

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Coquihalla drivers urged to be careful amid freezing rain alert

Special weather statement in effect for highways between Hope, Merritt, Kamloops and Kelowna

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

14 SeaBus cancellations, free rides for veterans from TransLink on Remembrance Day

Free rides also available for current Armed Forces members, first responders

Last remaining Centurion tank from the Korean War makes its journey ‘home’ to B.C.

Tank arrives in B.C. the day before Remembrance Day after a more than 4,500-kilometre transfer

‘Your vehicle burns a lot of fuel:’ Victoria drivers wake up to angry notes

‘This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel,’ notes read

Most Read