INCITE is an anthology of student writing and visual art published annually by CITE. Early in the academic year, the host conference school sends out a contest call inviting CIS Ontario schools to submit their three best student pieces across age-bands and writing forms. All students published in the anthology receive a copy of the book. Cash prizes are awarded for the best writing. Contest winners are announced at the annual CITE Conference.
For hard copies of the INCITE JOURNAL, please contact Gregory Dominato ($20 each).
2019 INCITE Writing Prompt (TBA):
Please make time to introduce the INCITE writing prompt to your students.
COMING SOON: Details about the InCITE writing prompt will follow in the next newsletter, but you can expect it to be an invitation for the students to write fan fiction. (That’s right, unleash the inner Frodo.)
Student entries should fit one of the following categories:
Poetry (up to 120 lines)
Short story (up to 1500 words)
Essay (up to 1500 words)
Photo essay (up to 10 images, accompanied by one 400-500 word explanatory paragraph)
Grade bands (one entry from each grade band from each school):
OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS
Please note that all work must be produced in the 2018-2019 academic year. All CIS school submissions will be published in the INCITE anthology, and the top three writers for each grade category will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes; in addition, prize-winning student authors will have the opportunity to participate in a writer's workshop hosted during the CITE conference. Students may be asked to read their piece during lunch.
English Departments are also encouraged to include student artwork submissions related to the theme.
- Teachers are asked to have the entries edited for mechanical and grammatical errors.
- The teacher, NOT the student, should submit the entries to Adrian Hoad-Reddick (firstname.lastname@example.org) as attached Word documents and high resolution (300 dpi) JPG files.
- Submission titles should include school name, student name, and grade.
- If your school has access to Turnitin.com (a site that checks for student originality), please submit student work ahead of time to avoid plagiarism.
Past Winners & Publications