Awards and Contests

Robert Kroetsch Teaching Award

In keeping with Robert Kroetsch’s legacy in Canadian letters and teaching, this annual award will recognize excellence in innovative pedagogy and teaching practice. An award of $1000 will be presented to the creative writing teacher who can outline an exceptional example of creative writing theory and practice (including a report on implementation and outcomes) in a 750 word essay. The competition is open to all CCWWP members.

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Bi-Annual Poetry & Short Fiction Contests

Every two years CCWWP awards one prize in poetry and one in short fiction. Submissions are judged blindly and each winning author receives $500 and some literary swag. The contests are open to all CCWWP members who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

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