The annual SSHRC Storytellers Contest has been announced for 2017, with entries being accepted between January 7th and January 31st. The contest challenges postsecondary students from across Canada to explore the SSHRC-funded projects being done at their institution, and develop a short 300 word pitch telling the story of that project to the public. You can either select your own project, if SSHRC funded, or the work of any other student or professor as long as you have their permission. The goal is to “show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity.”
According to SSHRC, the “Top 25 Storytellers will each receive a cash prize of $3,000, a spot in our exclusive research communications master class at Congress 2017 (registration and three nights’ accommodation included), national promotion of their project and the chance to present their work at the Storytellers Showcase.” The final five will also give presentations of their work at the 2017 SSHRC Impact Awards ceremony.
For more information, you can visit the competition site here.