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Festival Contests

We run a lot of contests before our festival. Take a look below and enter contests for your chance to win!


WOTS in a Life?

For all you nonfiction junkies out there, this is the prize pack for you. Bursting at the seams with memoir, coming-age-tales, and discoveries of the self, after reading through this collection you'll have a much better sense of yourself...or a much worse one. It's hard to tell at this point.

Contest ends September 22, 2017, 5:00PM

Prize Includes:

Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution by Linda Silver Dranoff
Bad Engine by Michael Dennis
Searching for Petronius Totem by Peter Unwin
Mitzi Bytes by Kerry Clare
Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy by Manjusha Pawagi
Deep Salt Water by Marianne Apostolides
A Brief History of Oversharing by Shawn Hitchins
Two-Man Tent by Robert Chafe
Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont
True Confessions from the Ninth Concession by Dan Needles
Special Addition:  Geist 105

Contest entry details below.


Kids are Readers, Too!

Enter into this contest and your kids can dive into this huge prize pack from our TD KidStreet stages. With books in both English and French, they'll be fully set up for reading Canada from coast-to-coast.

Contest ends September 22, 2017, 5:00PM

Prize Includes:

The Winnowing by Vikki Vansickle
Les dragouilles en vacances by Maxim Cyr & Karine Gottot
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono
Akilak's Adventure by Deborah Kigjugalik Webster
The Owl and the Lemming by Roselynn Akulukjuk
A Bedtime Yarn by Nicola Winstanley
Jump, Leap, Count Sheep! by Geraldo Valério
Ma branche préférée by Mireille Messier
Louis parmi les spectres by Fanny Britt

Contest entry details below.


Teen Spirit Prize Bonanza

It doesn't matter whether you're a teenager or just love everything about YA literature, we have huge prize pack of books from our Teen Spirit Stage that is going to blow your socks off (if you're wearing socks).

Contest ends September 21, 2017, 5:00PM

Prize Includes:

To Look A Nazi in the Eye by Kathy Kacer, with Jordana Leibowitz
Caterpillars Can't Swim by Liane Shaw
On the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
The Agony of Bun O'Keefe by Heather T. Smith
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Everything Beautiful is not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman
Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley
Escape From Syria by Samya Kullab
Special Addition:  Geist 105

Contest entry details below.


Francophone for the Whole Family

Expand your language skills with this bilingual reading prize pack celebrating some of the best in francophone literature. Whether you're a native speaker of French or just a beginner, reading is the best way to expand your mastery of languages, so be sure to head on over to our new TFO Franco Stage where we'll be featuring French-language events all day for the first time.

Contest ends September 20, 2017, 5:00PM

Prize Includes:

Le Plongeur by Stéphane Larue
L'année la plus longue by Daniel Grenier
To Look A Nazi in the Eye by Kathy Kacer, with Jordana Leibowitz
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
The Agony of Bun O'Keefe by Heather T. Smith 
Ma branche préférée by Mireille Messier
Les dragouilles en vacances by Maxim Cyr and Karine Gottot
Louis parmi les spectres by Fanny Britt
Special Addition:  Geist 105

Contest entry details below.



Contest Rules

To enter your name in the draw, send an email with the title of the prize pack in the subject line and your name in the body of the email to All contests above are subject to the following Rules.

  1. One entry per event prize, per person.
  2. If tickets are offered, only two (2) tickets will be given to the winner of each event prize.
  3. Contests are open to residents of Canada. Employees of The Word On The Street are not eligible.
  4. An entrant’s name will be randomly drawn by The Word On The Street staff.
  5. The entrant whose name is drawn will be emailed by The Word On The Street staff as soon as reasonably possible after the contest closes and will be required to answer a skill-testing question.
  6. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest.
  7. The odds of winning the contest will depend on the number of entries received.