Voices of Motherhood 2017 Writing Contest

It's our 5th Annual Contest and this Year we are celebrating canadian motherhood!

2017 Voices of Motherhood Writing Contest

YMC.ca is so excited to announce that our annual Voices of Motherhood writing contest is coming back for the 5th year – and we think that this year is the time to include your unique voice!

From new moms to grandmothers, we want you to share your story. Voices of Motherhood is your chance to inspire, celebrate, educate, reflect, or even laugh about what it means to be a mom. 

This year we want to honour and celebrate Canadian Motherhood in any way that comes into your personal story. We love humorous, thought-provoking, or heartfelt stories about motherhood, so long as pieces are original and connect with the theme celebrating motherhood.

This writing contest is an opportunity to put your creative juices to the test, so think outside the box and let your love for Canada – and motherhood – shine! 

What can you write about? We're looking for funny stories, thought-provoking stories, or heartfelt stories about Canadian motherhood - whatever that means to you. From all the entries, 30 finalists will be chosen and judged according to the following criteria by our panel of experts - Canadian Moms! 

  • Calibre of writing
  • Creativity
  • Emotional pull
  • Unique Voice
  • Grammar
  • Meaningful Title



This year's winners will have their stories published on YMC.ca plus receive prizing: 

One Grand Prize winner will receive $500. 

Two Second Place winners will receive $250.

Five Runner Up winners will receive $100. 

Need some inspiration? Have a look at the winning stories about motherhood from past years here and here

And now it’s time to put pen to paper – or hands to keyboard and enter

View full contest Rules and Regulations here.