Margaret T. Stevenson served as a language arts supervisor (K-12) with Edmonton Public Schools for 10 years. Throughout that time, as well as throughout her entire career as an educator, Margaret worked from the perspective that language is central to all student learning. She was passionate about promoting quality children's literature as well as encouraging young writers to pursue their dreams. In recognition of her work, colleagues, friends and family established this award in 1994 and continue to make donations to the fund. Margaret passed away on May 2, 2018, at the age of 95.
The purpose of this award is to recognize a Grade 8 student who exhibits a sincere dedication to the literary arts and demonstrates personal growth as a writer.
AWARD: $250 and a book with a commemorative bookplate
An applicant must:
The school principal and English Language Arts teacher will be asked to support the student’s application for this award.
Before completing the application form, the applicant must:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 1, 2023
The selection team will rank each submission on the applicant's range of genres, quality of work, development as a writer, personal style, self-reflection and appreciation for the work of other authors. The recipient will be contacted in June.
WRITING WORKSHOP: All applicants will be invited to attend the 2023 Margaret T. Stevenson Writing Workshop to celebrate their interest and talent as writers to be scheduled during the week of May 29, 2023. More information and field trip forms will be sent to schools in May.