Timeless Tales Writing Contest

Arts Society King in partnership with the King Heritage & Cultural Centre Presents

Timeless Tales Writing Contest

April 8 – May 31, 2021

Behind every old photo there is a wonderful mystery. Who were these people? What happened next? And why? Seven intriguing images from King’s past are waiting for York Region writers of all ages to tell it like it wasn’t. Pick one, and let your imagination go wild. The best of the best in each of 4 age categories, from children to adults, will be awarded a $50 Indigo gift card, plus a heritage book, and publication in local print and social media. So pull out your best verbs. Sprinkle us with a few delicious adjectives. Move us. Touch us. Make us laugh or cry or wonder what on earth you were thinking. Submission deadline: May 31, 2021. For the complete rules and the entry form to the TIMELESS TALES Writing Contest, please see below. Brought to you by ASK in partnership with The King Heritage & Cultural Centre.

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Contest Rules

  1. Each story must be inspired by one of the photos above from the King Heritage & Cultural Centre Archives
  2. One entry per person
  3. Open to all residents of any age within York Region who are not members of the ASK board, or directly involved with the contest committee or the judging
  4. Stories may be sent in to info@artssocietyking.ca along with the PDF entry form below or submitted using the online entry form starting NOW up to May 31st, 2021
  5. Entrants agree to allow posting of their entries on the ASK website and on any ASK and KHCC social media platforms and in local newspapers

Prize Categories

  • Grades 1-4                                 $50 Indigo Gift Card + Heritage Book
  • Grades 5-8                                 $50 Indigo Gift Card + Heritage Book
  • Grades 9-12                               $50 Indigo Gift Card + Heritage Book
  • Adults aged 18 to 101!            $50 Indigo Gift Card + Heritage Book


All entries must be submitted in the following format:

  • Size 12 font
  • Times New Roman font
  • Double spaced
  • Maximum 1500 words
  • Grades 1-4 may include pictures to illustrate their story
  • Stories must be sent as a PDF or Word Document

Contest Deadline May 31, 2021
Submit Story Entry through Online Entry Form below or download our Entry Form PDF and email it along with your story to info@artssocietyking.ca

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Online Entry Form