James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award

The James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award recognizes Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent.

Every year up to six Aboriginal students each receive the award of $2,500. Creative writing pieces may include, but are not limited to, short stories, poems, essays, plays, songs or even comic strips. Submissions must be original work created by the student. All submissions will be reviewed by an independent selection committee.

To submit a creative writing piece for this award program:

  1. Visit Ontario.ca/bartleman
  2. Download the appropriate PDF form.
  3. Read the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully.
  4. Fill out the form and submit it along with your creative writing piece before May 31, 2015. Instructions for submitting your package can be found on the website.

The award is named after the Honourable James Bartleman who was the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving from 2002 – 2007. Mr. Bartleman was the first Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The award was set up as a legacy to his efforts in promoting literacy among Aboriginal youth.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade website.