Information about the 2020 Storytellers Showcase
Given the exceptional circumstances caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, SSHRC postponed the Storytellers Showcase that was to take place at the 2020 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Final Five winners from that competition will instead be announced at a virtual showcase at Congress 2021, on Monday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. (mountain). We hope you can join us for this exciting event!
Given the delay of the Storytellers Showcase to 2021, SSHRC has cancelled the 2021 edition of the Storytellers competition. The 2022 edition will be launched in fall 2021.
Updated: April 28, 2021
The top 25 submissions receive $3,000
The top 25 finalists attend the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences for a special communications workshop and to present live at the Storytellers Showcase
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 three-minute video or audio clip, or 300-word text or infographic
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)
Send your story by January 28, 2020, at 5 p.m. (eastern)
Read the full rules and regulations
Read the full rules and regulations 2020
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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