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A Christmas Contest with The Newfoundland Herald 2019

2019 Christmas Story Contest Winner + Honourable Mentions

Our 2019 Christmas Story Contest, in partnership with The Newfoundland Herald wrapped up mid-December, and wow, it was such a special holiday delight to read so many creative stories from our provinces’ young writers!

Working with a prompt of “Santa’s Backstory,” almost FORTY young writers submitted gorgeous works of creative fiction.

In the December 15-21 edition, The Herald published Grace Kennedy’s “How It All Began,” and “Birthday Traditions in the Big Land” by Zoey Russell. (pictured below!)

In the December 22-28 edition of The Herald, you’ll find more honourable mentions — “Santa Drives a Snowmobile” by Erica House, “The Gift of Magic” by Bianca Sampson — on pages 14-17.
Be sure to read the amazing entry from our 2019 contest winner Emma Penney’s “The Woodsman” on page 18-19!

You can also read text versions of the entries here:
Part one:
Part two:

Thanks to The Newfoundland Herald staff — especially managing editor Pamela Pardy Ghent and staff writer Dillon Collins for helping us sift through these entries to find our winner! It was a tough competition, and everyone who submitted is a winner in our eyes!

Snag a copy of The Herald at any local convenience or grocery store, or purchase digital copies online!…/issue-1950-december-15-december-21/…/issue-1951-december-22-december-28/

Thanks again to The Newfoundland Herald and Stirling Communications International for this amazing partnership!