TWU Writing Contest

Each year, we hold a TWU Writing Contest.

It is an opportunity to celebrate TWU students’ research and writing across the disciplines.  Papers are judged according to content, creativity, and effectiveness. Successful entries receive a prize, and the essays are published in an online journal accessible on the TWU website. Students from all disciplines and linguistic backgrounds are encouraged to apply!      

Writing Contest 2023

In late March, TWU Writing Centre launched the 2023 Writing Contest for the third consecutive year to celebrate the students for their hard work and commitment.

After reviewing all entries, we were able to award prizes in 4 categories – a panel of judges, including representatives from the Learning Commons and the English Department at TWU, reviewed each submission by category. We are thankful to Melinda Dewsbury, Amir Kaveh, Gayathri Fonseka and Jessica Walters for their contribution as judges for the contest. 


Names and Other Peculiar Feelings

Ava Gili (Winner of the Creative Entry Category)

Living Words: Meaning Underdetermination and the Dynamic Lexicon (Book Review)

Briauna Inglis (Winner of the Graduate Entry Category)

Freedom to Exit

Hope Evans (Winner of the Fourth Year Category)

Edgar as a Christ-like Figure, from William Shakespeare’s King Lear

Matthew Wolfs (Winner of the First Year Category)

Writing Contest 2022

Noun Phrase Elements in Southern Ninam

Victoria Infante (Graduate Category)

A Review of Sarah H. Casson’s Textual Signposts in the Argument of Romans: A Relevance-Theory Approach

Paul Russell (Graduate Category)

The Portrayal of Rebekah in Genesis 24

Kathy Lin (Graduate Category)

The Promise of Magic

Ava Gili (Fourth Year Category)

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto III, Lines 100-126

Elaine Ries (Second and Third Year Category)

Playing the Way to Fluency: The Use of Video Games in Second Language Acquisition

Gillian Scott (Second and Third Year Category)

Effects of Engaging in Passenger Conversations on Distraction While Driving

Hailey Hrvatin (Second and Third Year Category)

Expanding the Research on Safe Injection Sites and Harm Reduction Services

Joe McKenna (Winner of the First Year Category)

Writing Contest 2021

Shakespeare’s King Lear: The Abyss of Hubris and the Redeeming Substance of Benevolence

100 Level Entry

A Woman with Medicine

400 Level Entry

Speaking of They: Colonised Two-Spirit Bodies

400 Level Entry

David Copperfield: Can One Prepare for Death?

200-300 Level Entry

Principal Support of FSL Instruction in Ontario Schools: A Literature Review

Graduate Entry

Writing Contest 2020

Literature Review: Inclusive Creative Arts as an Educational Response to Trauma

Dawn Snell (School of Graduate Studies)

Head and Heart

Danielle Godin (School of Arts, Media & Culture)

Literature Review: High-Intensity Interval Training and Fat Loss

Weston Wedan (School of Graduate Studies)

Expressions of HOPE in Classical Hebrew and Castilian Spanish

Sierra Saxe (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Seeing Beyond the Mirror: A Lacanian Reading of Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott”

Anne Hill (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Liminality, Trans Ontology, and the “Man of Laws’ Tale”

Evan Kieran Wear (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Ransom’s Rebirth in the Cosmos

Christiane Tan (First Year Category)

Food as Cultural Identity

Emma Kim (First Year Category)