55+ Amateur Short Story Contest

Contest deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 9:00 p.m.

Get your creative juices flowing! Ajax Public Library's Older Adults Advisory Committee and the Town of Ajax Recreation, Culture, and Community Development Older Adults Task Force are pleased to bring you the second annual 55+ Amateur Short Story Contest. This year’s theme is “Friendship.” Contest details:

  • Participants must be 55+ and a resident of Ajax.
  • Gift certificates will be awarded to the winning stories as follows:

1st Prize $100  |   2nd Prize $50  |   3rd Prize $25

  • Prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. The decision of the judges is final.
  • Failure to follow the guidelines and to provide complete, legible, and accurate information on the cover page will disqualify the submission.
  • Prizes will be awarded in December 2022.
  • The staff and immediate family members of the Ajax Public Library Board, Ajax Public Library, the Older Adults Advisory Committee, the Town of Ajax Recreation, Culture, and Community Development, and the Older Adults Task Force are not eligible to enter.

To enter, download an entry form here, or pick one up at any Library branch.

Need some inspiration? Enjoy last year's first place winning story by Bev Russell! You can read the story here.