The Jan Andrews Literary Award

MASC’s Teen Creative writing competition
On-line application

This award is being launched in honour of MASC’s co-founder Jan Andrews. Jan was a storyteller and children’s author who inspired many with her stories and belief in the importance of the arts to young people.
   We invite you to submit a piece of creative writing to be considered for this award, and the winner will receive 20 hours of mentorship with a professional author. The mentorship will be developed between the winner and the artist.

The deadline for submission will be Monday March 19th and the winner will be announced in early May. 

• Open to students in Grades 8-12/sec II-V.
• Maximum 1,000 words, double-spaced, font size 12pt. minimum.
• Please include this cover sheet with your submission.
• Please send your submission to Wendy Hartley at

The winning student’s name, photograph and entry may be considered for publication on the MASC website, unless specifically declined by the applicant.

All entries will be checked for plagiarism.