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.
2018 InCITE Writing Prompt:
Please make time to introduce the InCITE writing prompt to your students.
Select a recent or current event—local, national, or global--and use it to inspire a piece of creative non-fiction. Poems, essays, short stories, and photo essays are welcome. Please accompany photo submissions with a 400-500 word explanatory paragraph. Paragraphs should provide both the context for the images and a rationale in terms of artistic vision.
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)
Please submit by Friday, February 16, 2018.
Please note that all work must be produced in the 2017-2018 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 (email@example.com) 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.
Submission deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018
Past Winners & Publications