– Your short story must be inspired by the Wharf Rats image below. 

– Your story must be a minimum of one page and a maximum of three pages, either single or double spaced. 

– All work must be original and will be checked for plagiarism. If a work is found to be plagiarized, it will be automatically disqualified.

– Submissions are accepted from July 2 – August 12, 2019

– The contest is open to the following age categories: 9-10, 11-12, 13-18.

– Winners will be selected by a committee of judges.

– Winners will be invited to attend an award ceremony on August 22, 2019 at Lambton Heritage Museum.

– Prizes will include a trophy and a published book of the stories.

– By entering this contest, you agree to submit any required personal information and accept the information may be used in disclosing contest winners on our website and in other publications.