Golden Key and ING DIRECT share a mutual desire to encourage children to accomplish great things, whether through education or developing creativity and imagination. Golden Key’s mission is to enable members to realize their potential by connecting individuals, recognizing achievement and providing lifelong opportunity.
“ING DIRECT is once again a very proud supporter of Golden Key International Honour Society. We share their commitment to helping children reach their full potential, and we are proud to encourage this personal challenge to young writers across Canada. We wish all participants much success as they continue to pursue their personal, creative and academic goals.” said Marianne Tadros, ING DIRECT Spokesperson
In 2012, Golden Key will once again be holding our National Creative Writing Contest in partnership with ING DIRECT. This contest was initiated at a local Golden Key Concordia chapter along with ING DIRECT collaboration and has become an annual success since its inception. The purpose of the contest is to encourage participation, creativity, and achievement among young high school students.
The Creative Writing Contest is intended for Grade 7 to 9 high school students across Canada. Submissions must be short stories of 300 to 700 words that use as a theme one of the Golden Key values: integrity, collaboration, innovation, respect, diversity, excellence or engagement.
Each submission must clearly indicate the student’s full name, school, English teacher, and email address. The top 3 national winners will receive ING DIRECT bursaries in the amounts of $1000, $500 and $300.
Entries will be judged according to the following criteria: grammar/vocabulary, overall creativity, plot, character, and adherence to one of the themes.
All entries must be submitted to the students’ English teacher by March 1, 2012. The local Golden Key chapter will review the entries. All winners will be notified by email.
For more information or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Ian Sankey, Director for Golden Key Canada, at email@example.com.