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 full contest rules and regulations
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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