Award Opportunities

 chris hadfield holding trophy

Aside from the awards offered each year through the Undergraduate Conference, there are other major prizes offered for work in English literature:

Best Essay Prize (English)

This award is open to any essay written for a UTSC English course over the academic year (2017-18). Nominations are accepted from faculty or directly from students, and the deadline is mid-May.

Contact: Gail Naraine (gnaraine@utsc.utoronto.ca)

Essay Prize in Canadian Studies

This award goes to an essay on a topic focusing on Canadian art, drama, music, or literature, and the essay must have been written over the course of the academic year (2017-18). Nominations are accepted from faculty or directly from students, and the deadline is mid-May.

Contact: Gail Naraine (gnaraine@utsc.utoronto.ca)

Best Essay in Film Studies

This award is for the best piece written in film studies, whether a film analysis, an essay engaging with film theory, or even a film review written for a course. Nominations are accepted from faculty or directly from students, and the deadline is mid-May.

Contact: Gail Naraine (gnaraine@utsc.utoronto.ca)

Annual Creative Writing Contest

Submissions welcome in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Submission deadline is typically late Fall, and winners are published in the Scarborough Fair spring issue.

Contact: Daniel Tysdal (dtysdal@utsc.utoronto.ca) or Andrew Westoll (awestoll@utsc.utoronto.ca)

Jasun Singh Memorial Prize in Creative Writing

This prize is awarded to one student enrolled in Creative Writing who best demonstrates excellence in technique, creativity in approach and bravery of vision. The value of the scholarship is $2,000.

Contact: Daniel Tysdal (dtysdal@utsc.utoronto.ca) or Andrew Westoll (awestoll@utsc.utoronto.ca)

Content accurate as of September 2017.

Past Winners

See previous winners for our critical and creative writing awards.