INCITE is an anthology of student writing and visual art published annually by CITE. The host conference school sends out a contest call inviting CIS Ontario schools to submit their three best student pieces across age-bands and writing forms each fall. All students published in the anthology receive a copy. Cash prizes are awarded for the best writing. Contest winners are announced at the annual CITE Conference and are often asked to present their work.


This year's theme is "The Year After." Governments can topple, ideologies can spread, unlikely friendships can form, and life paths can diverge. This year’s INCITE prompt asks you to write a short story, poem, essay, or dramatic scene that explores the idea of “the year after.” You may choose to focus on the year after a decision, an event, or a milestone (fictional or real ). Entries should be 250 words maximum and only one entry per grade band can be submitted by each teacher.

The annual INCITE Writing Contest is open to all CIS Ontario students in grades 7-12. Each school may submit their best entry for each of the three categories: grade 7 & 8, grade 9 & 10, and grade 11 & 12.  

Please see the poster for submission guidelines. 

Deadline: March 5, 2021.
Submit your entries here.


First page of the PDF file: INCITE_2021

INCITE - click on an issue to view the anthology

CIS Ontario: Students Programs: INCITE


Adrian Hoad-Reddick
Principal, Middle School
Hillfield Strathallan College


For hard copies of INCITE ($20 each) please contact:

Ellen Palmer
English Teacher
Appleby College

For additional information, please contact:
Sheri Little
Executive Assistant/ Event Manager

INCITE provides a publishing opportunity for aspiring authors and visual artists to showcase their creativity.