First Peoples Literary Prize 2019

2019 STUDENT AWARD FOR ESSAY WRITING

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WORK: February 21, 2019 at BUCH E266 (Main Office) or via email to cis.arts@ubc.ca

The winning student and the department/program in which they are registered will each receive $1000!

GUIDELINES

  • Students need to be in an FNIS or FNEL class to be eligible;
  • Students will be asked to write a short essay of 500 to 700 words in response to an excerpt from Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot, the winner of the 2019 First Peoples Literary Prize;
  • The essay should reflect a personal, critical, and political response to the furnished excerpt and follow any instructions given by the class professor. The structure of the essay can take any form, from a narrative to an opinion piece to an analysis, as long as it relates to the excerpt. In addition, students may use parallel sources to uphold their arguments.

EXCERPT: Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot, Chapter 1, “Indian Condition,” pages 1 – 5 Heart Berries_Excerpt

LENGTH: 500 to 700 words

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WORK: February 21, 2019 at BUCH E266 or via email to cis.arts@ubc.ca

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT TOP 4 ESSAYS TO BLUE MET: March 1, 2019 WIN $1000

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNER: April 3, 2019

AWARD PRESENTED: May 2019

The winning student and the department/program in which they are registered will each receive $1000.

The student essay writing competition is an initiative of Blue Metropolis Festival and the McConnell Foundation. Two prizes will be awarded, one to an anglophone student and one to a francophone student enrolled in a First Peoples Studies or First Peoples Literature program for an essay inspired by an excerpt from a book by the winner of the 2019 First Peoples Literary Prize. Guidelines_Student Essay-Writing Competition