The QWF College Writers Award


QWF established a prize for young writers in 2017. In 2021, it was relaunched as the QWF College Writers Award. It will be awarded to a Quebec resident who is enrolled in one of the sponsoring colleges: Champlain, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott, Marianopolis, and Vanier.

This year’s prize will be awarded for the best short story, poem, or work of nonfiction written in English between August 15, 2020 and June 4, 2021. The winner of the $1,000 prize will be announced at the QWF Awards Gala in Montreal on November 24, 2021.

Winners archive

Winners are selected by a new jury of three each year.

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2021

Cegep Heritage College, Champlain Regional College, Dawson College, John Abbott CEGEP/College, Marianopolis College, Vanier CEGEP/College

Winner

A Fisher’s Parade by  Julian Button-Nadon

Jury

Brad Donaldson
néné myriam konaté
Arizona O’Neill

2019

then known as The QWF Prize for Young Writers Supported by Le Conseil des arts de Montréal and Champlain, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott and Vanier Colleges

Winner

Head of Heaven (published in Footprints) by  François Provencher

Jury

Justin Lauzon
Jason Selman
Shannon Webb-Campbell

2018

then known as The QWF Prize for Young Writers

Winner

You, Icarus (published in The Antigonish Review) by  Emily Crompton

Jury

Rebecca Păpacaru
Julie Paul
Mike Payette

2017

then known as The QWF Prize for Young Writers

Winner

Artemsia Absinthum (published in Headlight Anthology, Concordia University) by  Nicola Sibthorpe

Jury

Sarah Burgoyne
Heather Jessup
Garry Thomas Morse

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