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Ripple Foundation’s 10th One-of-a-Kind Kids Writing Contest Opens for Entries.

National youth-education charity, Ripple Foundation, is calling all budding young authors to submit their short stories to its 10th annual, Canada-wide Kids Write 4 Kids creative writing contest between October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022, for a chance to become published authors, with all book sale proceeds benefitting to the winners’ charity of choice.

The Kids Write 4 Kids (KW4K) writing contest is the only competition of its kind that gives youth in grades 4-8 the opportunity to have their work published in paperback and ebook editions on Amazon, Google Play, iBookstore and Overdrive, before they reach high-school.

Once the contest submission window closes on March 31, 2022, a judging panel of accomplished Canadian authors, editors, publishers and previous contest winners will decide who takes the 2021 – 2022 KW4K contest crown, announced in June 2022. All proceeds from the sale of the winning books will be donated to a charity or organization of the winner’s choice.

See below for just a few of the winning entries since the competition began 10 years ago: 

All previous winning stories can be viewed here.

About Ripple Foundation
Ripple Foundation is a charitable organization based in Toronto that aims to empower the next generation of leaders by fostering creativity and cultivating a passion for reading and writing in youth across Canada. By advocating for creativity in children and their education through our specially developed literacy programs, we are teaching Canadian youth the benefits of creativity in their current and future lives, helping to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Visit to learn more about our programs.

About Kids Write 4 Kids (KW4K)
The Kids Write 4 Kids program is an annual national creative writing challenge that encourages children and youth in grades 4-8 to submit original stories for a chance to become a published author. Each year, a panel of judges selects a story (or stories) submitted to the competition to be published both in print and digital format, available for the world to read. The KW4K program has been running since 2012 and is Ripple Foundation’s signature program. To date, 19 titles by youth authors have been published. The full library can be viewed at

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