Essay

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



2020 Finalists

  • 2020 GOLD | 29 More Years of Colonization since 1990

    WRITER Sable Sweetgrass

    New Forum magazine

  • 2020 SILVER | Gathering Colour

    WRITER Anong Migwans Beam

    SNAPLine

  • Fifty Years of Freedom

    WRITER Darrin Hagen

    Avenue Edmonton

  • Herd memory

    WRITER Trina Moyles

    Alberta Views

  • How Does a Poet Stay Relevant?

    WRITER Alice Major

    WestWord

  • Indeed a Peach: On Writing in a Medical School

    WRITER Jane Chamberlin

    filling Station magazine

  • Now I Think I Know What You Tried to Say to Me

    WRITER Maya Gupta

    Glass Buffalo

  • Ready to Leave Without Warning

    WRITER Liam Monaghan

    Alberta Views

Previous Winners

  • 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