Emerging Historians Writing Contest

Emerging Historians Writing Contest

Calling all teen writers and history buffs!

The Emerging Historians Writing Contest is open to local high school students in Grade 9, 10, 11, and 12! Students are encouraged to research, write, and submit a story about a piece of Pickering’s history that they feel needs more attention. What are the stories that have not been preserved? Whose stories need to be told?

Following submissions of the paper, a panel of judges will review each of the submissions and select one winner.

Submissions for this contest have now closed.

July 2023 Update

Congratulations Isobel Dalzell!

Back in May we asked teens in the community to write a short story about the history of Pickering. We were thrilled to receive creative and high quality submissions and are happy to announce Isobel Dalzell won the writing contest with her story: The Quay to Success: A Look at the Pickering Waterfront.

Isobel is a Grade 11 student at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School and is born and raised in Pickering. She enjoys studying history and English.

Read her story below and check out the display inspired by her story outside the Local History room at the Central Library through July and August.

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