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The Storytellers

The Storytellers

The 2023 Storytellers Challenge is now closed. Watch SSHRC’s social media for the announcement of the top 25 finalists in April, and join us for the unveiling of the final five winners, from the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, at York University on Monday, May 29, 2023.

How do I enter?

Must be a Canadian resident 19 years of age or older.

Must be enrolled at a Canadian postsecondary institution.

Create a video or audio clip of up to three minutes or a text or infographic of up to 300 words.

Submit original work featuring SSHRC-funded research carried out at the institution at which you are enrolled at the time of submission.

Feature your own research or a teacher’s (make sure you get permission).

The deadline to submit your story is Monday, January 30, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (eastern).

Read the full rules and regulations

Quick Tips


Ask yourself: What is the most important information people need to know about this research?

Talk to all of us

Use common language. Avoid jargon. Use analogies and images from everyday life. Come up with a short, attention-grabbing title.

Make it relatable

People (including judges!) are interested in things that affect them personally. Show and tell how this research might matter to them.

Show and tell

Think of a gripping start to your entry that will grab attention in the first few seconds or words. Use compelling visuals wherever you can.

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