Ready.  Set.  Author.

We want to hear you!  We are looking for an essay or short story describing a time on the farm where an unsafe act or condition existed and what you did about it, how it affected you, and what was done to prevent the incident from happening again.


  • Ages 14-18 years old
  • A resident of Nova Scotia
  • Your parents are not required to be a member of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
  • No purchase is necessary to enter

Winning Categories:

Entries will be judged by the Farm Safety Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture staff.  Essays and short stories will be judged based on the following categories and there will be one winner for each category:

  1. Impact of the Story
  2. Literary Style, Grammar, & Spelling
  3. Staff Favorite

Winners will be contacted by phone or e-mail.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


Choose from Ski Wentworth Lift Ticket & Rental; Ski Martock Lift Ticket & Rental; Snowshoes up to a value of $100, or hockey/figure skates up to a value of $100.


Contest start date is December 11, 2019.  Submissions must be received by 4:30 pm on January 31, 2020.  Entries can be dropped off, faxed, or mailed to Farm Safety Nova Scotia or feel free to scan and email them to

Mailing Address

Farm Safety Nova Scotia
7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, NS
B6L 2Z2


Limit one entry per person. The essay or short story can be hand written or typed.  The essay or short story should be between 500-1000 words.  Help from friends and family is permitted.

Personal Information:

Please include the following information on your essay or short story: first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and email address (can be yours or your parents) if you have one.

By participating, contest entrants: (1) represent that they have complied with these Official Contest Rules; (2) have received parental consent and grant Farm Safety Nova Scotia the right to use his or her name, town/city, province, and likeness, (3) release Farm Safety Nova Scotia from  all liability in connection with this Contest.  Farm Safety Nova Scotia is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or incomplete/incorrect entries.