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The Storytellers

The Storytellers

Congratulations to the Final Five winners of the 2022 Storytellers Challenge!

Ariana Ellis

University of Toronto

Zora Feren

Simon Fraser University

Arvin Jagayat

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

Vincci Li

York University

Victoria Woghiren

Wilfrid Laurier University


The top 25 submissions receive $3,000.

The top 25 finalists attend a special research communications workshop and present their stories to a distinguished jury for a chance to be one of the Final Five winners and win an additional $1,000.

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).

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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