About the Initiative
As part of Shaw Rocket Fund’s ongoing commitment to championing quality children’s content, we teamed up with Wattpad to create inclusive narratives for Canadian teens.
Introducing the Shaw Rocket Fund Accelerator Writing Contest
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.
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”.
This 18-year-old Canadian writer received a 16-week mentorship program through Shaftesbury, including the production of a 10 x 20-minute narrative podcast based on her winning story.
Congratulations to our finalists! These entries wowed our judges, and all 10 amazing authors will be receiving a virtual mentorship session with Wattpad.