Youth Aboriginal writing contest for Nechako

Hear Our Words, an Aboriginal youth writing competition, is looking for submissions

Hear Our Words, an Aboriginal youth writing competition, is looking for submissions, with the winning entries being shared at ‘Ut’loo Noye Khunni – Weaving Words Celebration, being held Sept 28 to Oct. 1 at UNBC. Stories can be fictional or fact-based, and should reflect on Aboriginal people, culture, traditions and history. There are three age groups, with different lengths of entry for each: Ages 6-9 – 250-350 words (typewritten preferred, but handwritten accepted; ages 10-13 – 500-800 words, typewritten; ages 14-19: 900-1,200 words, typewritten. The competition is open to all Aboriginal youth in the Prince George region, including status, non-status, Inuit and Metis). A committee of festival organizers will act as judges. Winning writers in each group will have the chance to read their story during the celebration, and will receive a prize bag of books by Aboriginal authors.