Voices Visible

2019-20 Voices Visible Student Writing Contest


Wow! What a turn our school year has taken! In response to face to face instruction being suspended during the COVID Pandemic, your Voices Visible team at BCTELA has extended the student writing contest deadline to give students more time to write and submit!

We also want you to know that we will accept entries any way you can get them to us! It may be necessary for students to take photos of their permission forms if they can’t scan documents. Paper copies are also still accepted and the online submission is still open!

There will be no publication until the fall of 2021 when we combine 2 years of entries. Winners of this year’s contest will be notified this year as soon as the judging is completed.

Download this form so you don’t forget to enter! Details & rules are outlined on the entry form.

Download (DOCX, 56KB)

The Voices Visible writing contest is open to all students in BC from Grades 5 to 12.
This contest is free to enter for students of current BCTELA members. Contest entries
must be submitted by a BCTELA member who has paid their annual PSA fee.

All entries must be received by May 31, 2020.



Do you have a book that you just love and can’t wait to share or talk about it?

Do you have a piece of writing, poem or otherwise that you might like to see in print?

Our award winning journal, English Practice is looking for a few more submissions before going to print! We are especially looking for more articles for the ‘Salon‘ & ‘Check This Out‘ sections, but we will accept pieces for all components of the journal.

The four areas our journal focuses on are:

  • Teaching Ideas (classroom lessons and strategies)
  • Investigating our Practice (teacher inquiry)
  • Salon (literary & arts-based pieces)
  • Check this Out (book reviews)

Download this document and submit your contribution to our journal!!! We can’t wait to include your piece!

Download (DOCX, 17KB)

Pieces are organized by issue but are also tagged to help you search by key concept.  To view the current issue and past issues click here.

Archive –To see all articles click here.




  1. I forgot to send my address last year, when I won 2 entries. I was not sent a copy. I’m wondering if someone can tell me the correct email to contact. Thanks.

    1. Hi Ruby. Thanks for your question! I sent you an email about the Voices Visible question you had in the feedback section. Did you win more than the Voices Visible?

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