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August 31, 2021

Annual Writing Contest

The 2021/22 Writing contest is now closed for submissions. 

You can read the pieces by the winners and honourable mentions here.

Prose winning entry: New Ecology by Kim Poirier
Honourable mention: A Dog’s Story by Mia Kennedy
Honourable mention: BBQ sins by Gigi Haddou, 

Poetry winning entry: A Current Event by Wendy Lewis
Honourable mention: Plastic Love by Olivia Helguero 

Essay winning entry: Newton’s Laws: Studying Myself as an Object by Mai-Thi Ho 

This 2021/2022 academic year, SPACE is excited to be hosting  its fourth annual writing competition  Students from every discipline across Dawson College are invited to submit writing that encourages reflection on this year’s SPACE theme: intersections.

Students can submit in one or more of three categories: prose (fiction or creative non-fiction), poetry, and essay.  Submissions may emerge from classroom work as well as independent initiatives and may be individual or collaborative.

Contest winners and honorable mentions will be selected by an interdisciplinary jury of faculty. In addition to prizes awarded in each category, there will also be an opportunity for publication on the SPACE website.

To better understand some of the various dimensions of intersections, we highly encourage participants to read and consider the description of this year’s theme, as well as to check out the thoughtful reflections on the theme by some of the Dawson Illustration students who participated in the intersections theme poster contest, including the eventual winner, 2nd  year Illustration student Evy Voyatzis.

Of special note in the theme description:

  • ~the conceptual limitations of analyzing a single issue out of context
  • ~the importance of identifying and creating links in complex problem solving
  • ~the way intersections can complicate categories such as gender, race and others
  • ~the intersections of major new developments of the Fourth Industrial Revolution     —AI, biotechnology and genomics—with our lives and world
  • ~intersections between the disciplines, including the arts and the sciences

Deadline to apply:
The deadline to apply to the contest is Sunday, December 19, 2021.

All participants will be informed of the results of the contest by:   
Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

To make a submission to the contest, as well as to view all details and guidelines, click the "GET INVOLVED" button on the left.

You can view the winners and honorable mentions of last year's writing competition here.

We look forward to reading your perspective on intersections!

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