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Initiatives

For over 20 years, Shaw Rocket Fund has been investing in Canadian-made, world-class media content for children and youth viewers. As a vital partner of the children’s media sector, Shaw Rocket Fund supports initiatives that reflect Canadian values and diversity, advocate for emerging talent in innovative ways, and drive the industry forward for all Canadian youth.

The Shaw Rocket Fund Accelerator Writing Contest

As part of Shaw Rocket Fund’s ongoing commitment to championing quality children’s content, we teamed up with Wattpad and production partner, Shaftesbury, to create inclusive narratives for Canadian teens.

The Shaw Rocket Fund Accelerator Writing Contest is intended as a three-year program. We are excited to be working with a new production partner each year, and are thrilled that Shaftesbury joined us for 2020 as our inaugural partner.

and the winner is… !

On October 16, 2020, we announced the winner of the Shaw Rocket Fund Accelerator Writing Contest!

Congratulations to Wattpad user Summerbackthen and the winning submission “The Infinite Worlds of Ella Jane”.

After winning the Shaw Rocket Fund Accelerator Writing Contest, this 18 year old Canadian writer will receive a 16-week mentorship program through Shaftesbury, culminating in the production of a 10 x 20-minute narrative podcast based on her winning story.

READ THE WINNING ENTRY

Congratulations to our finalists!

These entries wowed our judges, and all 10 amazing authors will be receiving a virtual mentorship session with Wattpad

VIEW OUR 10 FINALISTS

Shaw Rocket Fund - Teen Writing Contest