Essay

Articles in this category include those in which a writer’s perspective is paramount. Regular columns are eligible for entry in this category.



2022 Finalists

  • A Changed World

    Jackie Flanagan, Writer

    Alberta Views

  • Becoming Human

    River Kozhar, Writer

    filling Station

  • From Dismissed to Disposable

    Clem Martini, Writer

    Alberta Views

  • Humanizing Our Muslim History and Future

    Omar Mouallem, Writer

    WestWord

  • I'll Have What He's Having

    Kim Spencer, Writer

    filling Station

  • Legacy of a Knowledge Keeper

    Stephanie Joe, Writer

    Avenue

  • Letters from a Calgary Sidewalk at Night

    Anna Navarro, Writer

    filling Station

  • Racism Can Only Survive Through Silence: The Strength, Courage and Resilience of Black Teachers

    Gail-Ann Wilson, Writer

    ATA Magazine

  • You Can’t Rebuild a Mountain

    Sid Marty, Writer

    Canadian Cowboy Country

Previous Winners

  • 2021 GOLD | Initiation

    WRITER Tim Bowling

    Alberta Views

  • 2021 SILVER | In Defence of Art from Small Places

    WRITER Sarah Swan

    Galleries West

  • 2020 GOLD | 29 More Years of Colonization since 1990

    WRITER Sable Sweetgrass

    New Forum magazine

  • 2020 SILVER | Gathering Colour

    WRITER Anong Migwans Beam

    SNAPLine

  • 2019 GOLD | Reading Between the Ropes

    Doug Horner

    Swerve

  • 2019 SILVER | Gotta Run

    Scott Messenger

    Eighteen Bridges

  • 2018 GOLD | Shattered Dream

    Edmund Aunger

    Alberta Views

  • 2018 SILVER | When Things Fall Apart

    Clem Martini

    Alberta Views

  • 2017 GOLD | How to Talk About Death and Dying

    Christina Frangou

    Avenue Calgary

  • 2017 SILVER | When Truth Doesn't Matter

    Todd Babiak

    New Trail

  • 2016 GOLD | Breathing Holes

    Lisa Gregoire

    Eighteen Bridges

  • 2016 SILVER | Coming Up with an Ending

    Tamara Gignac

    Swerve

  • 2015 GOLD | Children of a Lesser Santa

    Omar Mouallem

    Swerve

  • 2015 SILVER | The Gospel of Fire and Mud

    Russ Peters

    Swerve

  • 2014 GOLD | Why the Kids Don't Drive

    Omar Mouallem

    Swerve

  • 2014 SILVER | Crash Course

    Curtis Gillespie

    Western Living

  • 2013 GOLD | Washing the Body

    Karen Connelly

    Alberta Views

  • 2013 SILVER | Why Knot?

    Max Fawcett

    Eighteen Bridges