From the YABS website:
We know a lot of awesome young writers and comedic kids. We think they deserve a little extra recognition, and the Servus Credit Union Martyn Godfrey Award is just the thing! This is an annual, juried contest open to all Albertan students in grades 4 through 9. Students are invited to submit their best funny, silly, or playful short story (500-1500 words) or short tale told in a graphic novel format.
Is there a prize?
You bet! There will be two Grand Prizes, one for Grades 4-6 and one for Grades 7-9. The Grand Prize winners will each receive an author visit for their schools, a collection of books by YABS authors and a new e-reader! Runners up will win books by YABS authors.
The contest opens August 1, 2013 and closes January 6, 2014, but send your entries early and you’ll be entered in a monthly draw for a book prize! At the end of each month, we’ll draw from the entries received so far. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win a book!