2021 McEntyre Writing Competition

Think Big! Start Small!

This year we would like you to write a creative story, poem or essay about how a small act can make a big difference in a community.

Think about what challenges we all face; how even one person can make a big difference; why we should care; how one gets involved and raises awareness. You might write about taking action for the environment, animal rights, or a social issue. Think about young activists like Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg and how their small acts have had such a big impact. Or think about any action that might bring about a change. And then use your imagination!

Be creative and remember, as always, to write about the theme in the context of community. You are welcome to write a story, poem or an essay. What you write is up to you – the aim is to be creative!

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Who is eligible?

All students in elementary (grade 1–6) or secondary (grade 7–11) who go to school in Westmount, live in Westmount, or are members of a library in Westmount may compete.

How do I enter?

Please fill in the McEntyre form and submit your entry on the City of Westmount website.

  • Have your work ready to copy/paste into the form or upload in pdf or Word format.
  • Please do not include your personal information on the actual entry to ensure your work is evaluated anonymously.
  • For those who wish to submit an entry other than electronically, please contact Wendy Wayling, Children’s Librarian at 514-989-5357.
  • Your entry should be 1000 words or less. Longer entries will not be considered by the judges.
  • Only one entry per student, either in French or in English.

Submit your entry online by midnight on Thursday, April 1st, 2021.