The 2014
Rainbow Caterpillar
Junior Writing Competition 

Presenting Sponsor

Do you speak a language other than French or English?  Do you love reading & writing?  Are you 8 to 13 years old? 

Then send us your story written in a language other than English or French for a chance to win the Rainbow Caterpillar Junior Writing Competition

This competition aims to encourage children to appreciate the value of their mother languages and their heritage, as well as those of others.

Some rules to keep in mind

  • We welcome stories from children between the ages of 8 and 13 who are Canadian residents. 
  • Stories should be no longer than 750 words and written in a language other than English or French
  • Children are welcome to get help from an adult, but ultimately the work must be their own.
  • Do you like drawing? Illustrations are welcome.
  • All stories will be judged by teachers, librarians and writers.
  • The submission form must be filled out and attached with the story.
  • Stories must be typed or clearly hand-written, with each page numbered and the language and story title in English must be on every page.
  • Stories will not be returned, so be sure to keep a copy for yourself!

Send your story to:
Rainbow Caterpillar Multilingual Bookshop
Attn. Junior Writing Competition
165 Lauder Avenue, Toronto, Ont., M6E 3H3
By email:

Submission Deadline
June 27th, 2014 (postmark on envelope or email)

The winning entry will receive a 1-year Gold Family Membership to the Ontario Science Centre valued at $230
Two adult and one youth annual pass for Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium valued at $260 courtesy of our award sponsor Diversity Matters
A $75 gift certificate from the Rainbow Caterpillar Bookshop.

Announcement of Results

Stay tuned.  The winners will be announced in October 2014 and the award will be presented November 2014 at the Toronto International Book Fair.

Good luck. We look forward to reading your story.