Events & Programs

2019 SICC Short Story Writing Contest

Annually, to encourage First Nation children to write in their First Nations’ languages, the SICC launched an annual Short Story Writing Contest in 2011. This contest promotes First Nations' language development, revitalization and retention and is open for students from grades K to 12.

Entries may be either a written in a First Nations language with an English translation and have a First Nations cultural theme. Entries will be reviewed and judged by a committee and will select the winning short story based on creativity and originality. The short story may contain illustrations but is not necessary as illustrations will be provided for the winning story. The winning short story will then be turned into a book and SICC will ensure that the books are written in the correct SRO.

The 2019 winners will be announced over the noon hour on the first day at the 2019 SICC First Nations Language Keepers Gathering in November 2019 and the first place winner will be invited to attend the gathering where they will launch their book.

Important Dates (Subject to Change):

January 15 - Call for Applications
June 30 - Deadline for Applications
July 15 - Winners Notified
November 6 & 7 - SICC First Nations Language Keepers Gathering

Click here to download the full 2019 Short Story Writing Contest Package.

SICC Contact:

Melody Wood
Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
305-2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7T 0K1
Phone: 306-244-1146
Fax: 306-665-6520
Email: melody.wood@sicc.sk.ca

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CONTACT US

Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
305 - 2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7T 0K1

Phone: 306-244-1146
Fax: 306-665-6520
Email: info@sicc.sk.ca