Collins Writing Contest

2023 - Scared Silly Winners

Grades 1 - 3

First: Back in Time by Alexander Wong

Second: The Rise of The Green Moon by Corbin Jones-Wilmot

Third: Space Adventures by Kai Thiessen

Grades 4 - 6

First: The Haunted Robot Dinosaurs by Easton Cowan

Second: The Mysterious Cloak by Lucas Armstrong

Third: Who Are You? by Delaney Wiens

Honourable Mention: The Paranormal Puppy by Brady Gault

Honourable Mention: Stranded by Dahlia Adewunmi

Honourable Mention: Simon Fling by Esther Hube

Grades 7 - 9

First: Bleach by Addison Mah

Second: Amelia Thompson's Terrifying Journey by Carys Buhler

Third: Planes by Imogen Hudyma-Yungwirth

Grades 10 - 12

First: The Ballad of King Rabadath by Hannah Wiens

Second: Shrimply Having a Good Time by Erinn Kerr

Third: The Vanilla Man by Zachary Jickling

Honourable Mention: Draft Saved by Luhita Sharma


First:  The Odd Duck by Sherrie Bouchard

Second: The Price of Beauty by Hailey McCullough

Third: The Mistake by Ore Maxwell

Honourable Mention: Captive Play by Brandie Angela Lee

35th Annual Collins Writing Contest: Scared Silly

Closed to submissions.

Important Files

Contest Entry Form

Full Contest Rules (PDF)

Full Contest Rules (.docx)

Contest Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Contest Frequently Asked Questions (.docx)


If you have any questions that are not answered on this page or the linked files, please e-mail Bailey Randolph at

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