2012 Great Northern Canada Writing Contest Winners

Jenny Aitken

An essay by Jenny Aitken of Victoria, BC and a short story by Brie O’Keefe of Yellowknife, NT have been selected as the two winners of the 2012 Great Northern Canada Writing Contest.

Jenny will receive $500 as the first prize winner for her essay How to Survive a Northern Childhood. 

Brie O’Keefe

Brie will receive $250 as the emerging writer prize winner for her short story, The Ice Bridge.

The winning stories were selected from a total of 30 eligible entries, the most that have ever been submitted in this contest.

NorthWords NWT would like to congratulate both Jenny and Brie and thank all of those who entered the contest. Thanks also to our   partners De Beers Canada for providing the prize money, and above&beyond, Canada’s Arctic Journal for publicizing our contest and publishing the winning stories.