The James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award recognizes Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent.
Every year up to six Aboriginal students each receive the award of $2,500.
The award is named after the Honourable James Bartleman who was the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving from 2002 – 2007. Mr. Bartleman was the first Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The award was set up as a legacy to his efforts in promoting literacy among Aboriginal youth.
Ontario is honouring six young Aboriginal writers from across the province for writing outstanding stories that celebrate their cultures.
There are two age categories:
There are three geographic categories:
A junior and senior recipient is chosen from each geographic category. A maximum of six awards are presented each year.
To submit by post:
If submitting by post:
The deadline is May 31 each year. If May 31 falls on a weekend or holiday, submissions are accepted the following business day.
You may make your submission at any time. Eligible submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.
An independent selection committee of individuals from Aboriginal communities reviews the submissions and recommends the award recipients.
Recipients will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in the Legislative Building in Toronto.
Refer to the submission form to get more details about program requirements.
Mail: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor