Thursday, 24 July 2014

Great Northern Canada Writing Contest Deadline September 2

2014 Great Northern Canada #Writing #Contest DEADLINE: SEPT 2, 2014 @NorthWords #NWT #YUKON #NUNAVUT #NUNAVIK




To enter, submit a piece of prose, either fiction or non-fiction, of up to 1,000 words about life in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut or Nunavik. Previously published items or items that are submitted elsewhere are not eligible.

 Entries should be typed and double-spaced with the title, but not your name, on each numbered page. Please submit a separate cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, word count and whether your piece is fiction or non-fiction.

 Entries must be mailed to:

Great Northern Canada Writing Contest,
Box 1256,
Yellowknife NT X1A 2N9

Or emailed as a WORD attachment to: with CONTEST ENTRY in the subject line. Please do not put your story in the body of the email.

Deadline is September 2, 2014. That means they must be postmarked by that date. (Please note that the deadline has been moved from September 1 to September 2 as September 1 is a holiday.)

First Prize is $500 and publication in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal.

Special Emerging Writer Prize of $250 and publication in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal, for writers who have never been published for payment. To qualify, identify yourself as an  "emerging writer" on the cover sheet you submit with your entry.

 Winners will be announced in Fall, 2014.

 The following are not eligible: Staff and contractors of above&beyond magazine and their families, writers who have been published in above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal in the last five years, organizers and paid staff of the NorthWords NWT.

The contest is sponsored by above&beyond, Canada's Arctic Journal and De Beers.



Annelies Pool, Executive Director, 
NorthWords NWT,
Box 1256,
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N9 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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Monday, 7 July 2014

LIVE Digital Press Release Today at 1:30 Mountain – Health Study in Fort Chipewyan “Clear and Worrisome”

"...FYI - Tune in at 1:30 for a livecast and download the digital press package...."

Stay tuned to this page for the 1:30 Mountain press release. A digital download will be available HERE at that time, along with a possibility of a live webcast. Later today there will be  highlight clips from the conference, in high definition XDCAM format, available to download.

For more information or media inquires throughout the day please contact Susanne McCrea – One River Many Relations Communications at (204) 297-0321, or

Please check out the wealth of video documents that have been produced in the course of this research. All stages of the research have been shaped through a relationship with the communities, and that shows in the rich and personal storytelling that has been produced.