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Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian Youth



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The  Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for Canadian Youth was established to foster a lifelong relationship between Canadian youth and the literary arts, specifically poetry. The prize is supported through a generous donation from the Stursberg family and other donors in honour of Jessamy Stursberg.

The prize accepts submissions from young poets all across Canada, with three prizes awarded in both the Junior (grades 7 to 9) and Senior (grades 10 to 12) categories:


Submission Info

Prize Info

  • First Prize: $400

  • Second Prize: $350

  • Third Prize: $300

  • Additional Information: Selected winning poems and runners-up will be published in a special edition of the League of Canadian Poets chapbook series

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