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Generation U: Short, Creative and True

CBC SASKATCHEWAN AND ST. PETER'S COLLEGE ANNOUNCE A NEW WRITING CONTEST: GENERATION U FOR SASKATCHEWAN'S YOUNG ADULTS AGE 17 TO 25:

CASH, PRIZES AND A SCHOLARSHIP COULD BE YOURS IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE VOICES OF SASKATCHEWAN'S GENERATION U

 

After 14 years of running CBC Regina's very successful high school age writing competition, Youth Write, SoundXchange, CBC Regina's home for Saskatchewan made words and music, has decided to let the older kids take a turn at the microphone.

Generation U is an invitation to students or any young adults 17 to 25, to write a max. 750 word creative non-fiction personal essay, investigation, memory vignette, rant, comic riff, or just a reflection on something you love/hate/can't stop thinking about and submit it to our Generation U competition--we just want it short, creatively written and true, and from U (you).

DEADLINE WAS MARCH 11, 2013

 

THE WINNERS WERE:

Tessa MacIntyre

Janice Stennick

Samuel Jacques

Roxanna Woloshyn

Jamie Orr

Heather becker

Phoenix Li

Nicole Brockman

Alysson Hawkness

 

The judge was the award-winning author of Georgraphy of Blood, Candace Savage.

The ten winning entries are being recorded at CBC, voiced by the authors and/or actors, and will air on CBC Radio's SoundXchange over the year. The winners receive a full Canadian Media Guild presentation fee, and a full professional production of their writing for broadcast on CBC Radio One's SoundXchange heard Saturdays at 5 p.m on CBC Radio One.

 

The 2014 call will be announced Fall 2013 on SoundXchange.

Here the link to request  FMI or to submit your writing electronically;

or to submit hard copy:

Generation U

C/O Kelley Jo Burke--SoundXchange

CBC Radio Regina

Box 540

Regina, Sask.

S4P 4A1.

This new contest continues to be presented by CBC Radio One Saskatchewan in partnership with St. Peter's College, so in addition to the presenters' fees, and CBC gifts, the top two winners will receive a scholarship worth one full university course, worth nearly a thousand dollars,  at St. Peter's College in Humboldt, to be used when they are in university. St. Peter's College is located in east central Saskatchewan.

 

St. Peter's College 

The scholarship at St. Peter's College is for one full year course (maximum 6 credits) and their story published in The Society, an annual publication of excellence through St. Peter's College.

We thank St. Peter's College for their continued support and sponsorship of Youth Write.

St. Peter's College, located 9 km from Humboldt in east central Saskatchewan, is affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan and offers fully accredited Arts and Science, Commerce and Agriculture courses to first and second year students. For further details of these programs and their university affiliation, please visit their website - www.stpeterscollege.ca .

SoundXchange is heard Saturdays 5 to 6 p.m. on CBC Radio One in Saskatchewan (102.5 FM in Regina, 94.1 FM in Saskatoon and 540 AM throughout the province). 

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