Congratulations to our winners:

Shawn Yee and Lis Muise

and to our runners-up:

Rosamund Dupuy and Michael Oliver.


Dr. Bonnie Henry says to be kind, be calm, be safe. She never said to write a limerick on the subject of the pandemic, but why not have a little fun?

This project is a collaboration between ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island Public Library and Salt Spring Island Foundation. We all thought it would be great fun to work together to engage the creativity of the wider community, create a historical documentation of the COVID-19 pandemic time period, raise funds for COVID-19 Emergency Grants, and publish a book of submitted limericks.

Limericks will be judged by local authors Kathy Page, Chris Humphreys, and Diana Hayes. All decisions will be final. Two winners will be announced on August 31, 2020 (one adult and one 18 years and under). Each winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Salt Spring Books.

What: write a limerick on the subject of the pandemic in five lines of text
Who: anyone who lives in the great province of British Columbia
How: submit at no cost using the form below (one submission per person)

Contest Timeline:
Opening Monday July 27 with a deadline of Friday August 14 for submissions.
Two winners announced on Monday August 31, 2020
A Zoom event of limerick readings on Thursday August 20, 2020 will be facilitated by the Salt Spring Island Public Library.
The book will be published and distributed at the end of November 2020.