Last chance to win big bucks in CBT writing challenge

By Contributor
February 10th, 2010


Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), in partnership with Selkirk College, is hosting free writing workshops for youth aged 15 to 29 on Feb. 27 in Trail, Nelson and Castlegar for those interested in submitting short stories to CBT’s SCRATCH Writing Challenge.

“These workshops are a great learning opportunity for all aspiring writers, and we sincerely hope youth embrace the occasion,” said Michelle d’Entremont, CBT Basin Youth Liaison.

During the workshops, participants will learn about the elements of a well-written short story and how these elements will be applied during the evaluation of their short story submissions.

The free workshops will be held at:

• The Castlegar Public Library from 1-4 p.m.;
• The Nelson & District Youth Centre from 12-3 p.m.;
• The Trail Selkirk Campus 12-3 p.m.

To register for a workshop, email cbtyouth@cbt.org or call Michelle d’Entremont at 1.800-505-8998 by Feb. 22, noon PST.

Launched in December, the SCRATCH Writing Challenge is an opportunity for youth to submit a 3,000- to 5,000-word fictional piece for the chance to win cash prizes and be published in a special Summer Reading Edition of CBT’s SCRATCH Magazine – a glossy magazine distributed Basin-wide that promotes youth art and writing.

SCRATCH Writing Challenge rules and guidelines, as well as additional resources to guide the writing experience in the challenge can be found online at www.scratchonline.ca/challenge. Closing date to enter the SCRATCH Writing Challenge is March 31 at 4:30 p.m. PST.

CBT delivers economic, social, and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit www.cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.




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