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2020 SSHRC Storytellers Contest

Submitted on Tuesday, November 05, 2019

SSHRC has now launched its annual Storytellers Contest, a challenge directed to postsecondary students to creatively show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research has an impact on our lives and on our communities.

  • Applicants: This contest is open to all students – graduate or undergraduate – enrolled at a Canadian postsecondary institution (also, must be a Canadian resident and 19 years of age or older).
  • Task: to tell the story (in 3 minutes or 300 words) of a SSHRC-funded research project (their own or a professor’s) taking place at their institution. The submission must be an original work—video, audio, text or infographic file —featuring SSHRC-funded research carried out at the institution at which the student is enrolled at the time of submission.
  • Award: 25 finalists will receive a $3000 cash prize and will be asked to attend SSHRC’s Research Communications Workshop, and the Storytellers Showcase, both being held at the 2020 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in London, Ontario.
  • Deadline: submissions are being accepted as of November 5, 2019, with a deadline of  January 28, 2020.

For more information, please visit the SSHRC website or email

Related links:
SSHRC’s YouTube channel for pervious years’ entries
SSHRC’s Storytellers Gallery

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