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on the Verge writing contest

Co-sponsored by UVic Libraries and the office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR), and with significant support from other units on campus, the annual on the Verge writing contest deadline is next Wednesday, February 15.

As many of you know, the contest showcases and celebrates emerging UVic student voices with an annual theme under the broad rubric of equity, diversity, and human rights. This year’s theme is DIALOGUE and our guest judge is interdisciplinary spoken word artist Johnny D Trinh.  $1600 in cash prizes are available in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and spoken word — $250 for first place and $150 for second place in each category.

Please share widely with your faculties, departments, and faculty champions. For more information please visit our contest webpage.

For more information, please contact otvcontest@uvic.ca.

On the Verge – Writing Content

February 2, 2021| via UVic Libraries

Attention all typewriters, scribblers, and other creators alike! There’s a contest deadline approaching and they’re calling for submissions. It’s called “On the Verge” – a student writing contest with $1600 in prizes! The deadline is February 22, 2021, and the theme is RESILIENCE.

The genres include:

  • Poetry (150 lines maximum)
  • Fiction (1500 words maximum)
  • Non-fiction (1500 words maximum)
  • Spoken Word (3-minute maximum – video or audio file formats accepted)

This contest is generously co-sponsored by the Office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) and UVic Libraries and will be judged by award-winning and best-selling author, Monique Gray Smith.

Monique Gray Smith is a proud Mom of teenage twins and an award-winning, best-selling author. Her first published novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience won the 2014 Canadian Burt Award for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Literature. Since then, Monique has had 7 books come out, including Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation which as a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.

Click the link for the full contest and submission details. Happy writing!

Submissions now open for the 2020 On the Verge writing contest!

December 19, 2019

Did you know the 2020 on the Verge contest is now open for submissions? Brought to you by UVic Libraries and Equity and Human Rights (EQHR), this year’s contest theme is compassion, and our celebrity judge is poet Sonnet L’Abbé.

Open to UVic students, there’s $1600 in prizes in Fiction, Poetry, Spoken Word, and Creative Non-Fiction.

Submit to otvcontest@uvic.ca by February 1, 2020!