http://www.cbc.ca/books/2015/10/the-2016-shakespeare-selfie-writing-challenge-for-students.html

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Shakespeare took selfies all the time – but instead of a camera, he used a quill. And instead of calling them “selfies,” they were called “soliloquies” or “monologues.” When Shakespearean characters talk to themselves, or talk to the audience? That’s a Shakespeare Selfie.
THE CHALLENGE
Write a modern-day soliloquy or monologue by a Shakespearean character. It should be based on a prominent news, pop culture or current affairs event from the last year (April 2015-April 2016). It can be in iambic pentameter or modern-day language.
You can write about one of the topics we’ve suggested below, or choose one of your own.
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CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR THE TOPICS

http://www.cbc.ca/books/images/Selfie2016themes.pdf

WHEN IS IT?
The 2016 Shakespeare Selfie is open now! Submit your entry here. Submissions will close on Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. ET.
WHO CAN ENTER?
Grades 7-9 and grades 10-12 students who are Canadian residents. (There are two separate age categories.)

WORD COUNT 
200-400 words
PRIZES
There is an iPad mini for each category’s grand prize winner (grades 7-9 and 10-12).
This just in: School library prize!
We’re delighted to announce that the school library of each grand prize winner will receive 50 young adult books!
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