TSRC Challenge 1

Welcome to the first activity challenge for the 2023 Teen Summer Reading Challenge!

From June 28th until August 21st, we want you to get creative! By submitting a piece of creative writing to our Teen Zine up until contest close, you will earn two points towards the grand prize draw.

As you have plenty of freedom to write any type of piece that interests you, write an appropriate length for that type of writing more details on the Teen Zine submission page.

Ideas to get started

You can take this challenge any way you want! Need ideas to get started? We've got you covered!

Poetry — Any poets out there? There are many, many different types of poetry you can try your hand at! Some styles to look into include: blackout poetry, Haikus, Limericks, acrostics, free verse... You might also want to think about the number of syllables in a line and the rhyme pattern (or lack thereof). 

Stories  Try your hand at writing a short story. Some genres to think of include adventure stories, science fiction, comedies, mysteries, and fairy tale retellings, to name a few.

Reviews  Want to embrace your inner critic? Write a review of something! Whether that be of a fictitious restaurant (Anton Ego, anyone?) or of a movie, we want to hear about it!

Comics  Also a talented artist? Put those skills to the test and make a comic strip!

Scripts  Got an idea for a movie or play that the world needs to see? Write the script! 

This is your chance to let your imagination run free! 

Finished you piece?

Send your piece of writing to programs to programs@marigold.ab.ca with the following information:

  • Your piece of writing
  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your home library
  • Your TRAC Library Card number