#winwithWillows Virtual Author Visit Contest 2024

#winwithWillows Virtual Author Visit Contest 2024

#winwithWILLOWS And Four 2024 Finalist Authors

We asked our finalist authors if they would consider doing virtual author visits with classrooms in Saskatchewan. They said YES! We were able to find funds to offer 4 visits and drew names randomly. Here are the chosen authors:





Shining finalist Maureen Fergus author of Petal the Angry Cow

Diamond finalist Michelle Kadarusman author of Berani

Diamond finalist Dee Hahn author of The Grave Thief

Snow finalist Eric Walters author of Houston, Is There a Problem?

You could win a virtual visit with one of these authors! To enter, please fill in the following form. It is expected that students will have read or have had the relevant title(s) read to them prior to the visit. The #winwithWILLOWS contest opens on February 1, 2024 and closes on February 29, 2024. Winners will be notified in the first week of March via email.

Entry Form

2024 #winwithWillows Author Visit Contest
Preferred Author

Read more for complete contest rules…


The #winwithWILLOWS Contest (the “Contest”) is open to individual legal residents of the province of Saskatchewan who, at the time of entry, are 18 years of age or older who are entering on behalf of youth readers in their school or library community. Officers of SYRCA as well as such officers’ immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to win this Contest.

Limit of one entry per person with readers in Grade Kindergarten and up. Entries received from any person, in excess of the stated limitation will be void. No purchase required to enter.


The Contest is sponsored by the Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Awards – The Willow Awards Inc. (the “Sponsor”).

Agreement to Official Rules:

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules and the decision of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent on being compliant with these official rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

Contest period:

Contest opens on February 1, 2024 (CST) and runs until February 29, 2024 (CST) (The “Contest Period”).  All entries received after February 29, 2024 (CST) will be void.

How to Enter:

Fill in the entry form with your contact information.

Prize Draw:

Winners will be chosen by random draw in the first week of March. Winners will be notified during that week via email. The Sponsor reserves the right to publish the winner’s first and last name and, where applicable, the name of the school or library.

No prize substitutes, assignments or transfers. No cash equivalent. The odds of being selected will depend on the number of submissions received.

Grand Prize:

Win a 30 minute virtual visit a Willow finalist author. Approximate retail value of $250.

No guarantee of virtual visit if scheduling prevents it. The authors will make reasonable efforts to find a mutually agreed upon time for the winning school or library and themselves for the virtual visit. No guarantee is made that a mutually agreed upon time will be chosen, and the authors will not be able to make a virtual visit if a mutually agreed upon time is not chosen.

The Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Awards and the authors reserve the right to change these rules at any time without notice.

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