Young Adult Writing Contest 2020
The contest celebrates its 33rd year in 2020. Entries will be accepted from Monday, June 1st, 2020 to Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 at 12 midnight.

Contest Rules & Permission to Publish

I have read the rules of the Young Adult Writing Contest, and confirm my entry meets all the requirements. View Contest Rules*

If I win, I give Surrey Libraries permission to publish my work and my name in the YWAC anthology and on the library's website.*

Note: Anonymous submissions will not be accepted.

Submit Writing Piece

Before Submitting your work please ensure the following:
  • Uploaded FILE NAME is the SAME as the TITLE OF YOUR ENTRY. Your submission may be disqualified if your file name and title of your entry do not match. 
  • Your name does NOT appear anywhere in the file name. Correct File Name Example: "SunshineAndKittens.docx.
  • For short stories, poems, and the random category, submit ONLY .doc and .docx files.
  • Comics should be scanned into high resolution .pdf or .png format. 

I am submitting:*

Title of Entry:*

Upload your submission:*

Individual uploaded files cannot be larger than 16Mb. For security reasons, .exe files are not allowed and files uploaded must be from your local computer. Network/remote path files will not be accepted.

Contact Information

First Name:*

Last Name:*

Phone :*


Library Card #:*

Note: Library Card must be in your name (not another family member’s card).

Apt # - Street Address:*


Postal Code:*

More About You

Select Home Library:

The one that you use most or is closest to you.

How old are you today?*

What year were you born?*

Note: In order to qualify you must been born between 2002 and 2008.

How did you hear about the Young Adult Writing Contest?

Personal Information is collected for the purposes of allowing entries to the Young Adult Writing Contest run by Surrey Public Library. Surrey Public Library is collecting this information under the authority of the Library Act and section 26 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For questions regarding the collection of personal information, please contact the Director of Administrative Services, 10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8 604-598-7303.