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News / February 28, 2017

Call for Applications: The 2017 Canadian Art Writing Prize

This juried prize for new writers on contemporary art provides a $3,000 first prize and $1,000 each for two runners-up. Apply by May 26, 2017.

Founded in 2009, the Canadian Art Writing Prize is a juried prize designed to encourage new writers on contemporary art.

The winner of this national competition is commissioned to write a feature story for Canadian Art and receives a $3,000 award, while the two-runners up each receive recognition in the magazine and a $1,000 award. Both the winner and the runners-up receive complimentary subscriptions to Canadian Art.

To be eligible for this prize, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have had no more than three pieces of writing published in national or international magazines.

To apply for the 2017 prize, please send a writing sample* (between 500 and 2,000 words) on an art-related subject, plus a 200-word biographical sketch, to

Applications are due before 5 p.m. EST on Friday, May 26, 2017.

*Your writing sample should take the form of a review, profile or essay (no Q&A-style interviews). Successful writing samples will be opinionated, provocative and original, and will reflect Canadian Art’s commitment to intelligent, accessible prose that connects contemporary art to wider ideas, culture and politics. Before submitting, we encourage you to become familiar with stories we’ve published since our new editorial vision began in Spring 2016.