2017/18 Writing & Photo Contest

Enter The Medium‘s contest. Submit to [email protected] by date!

Writing categories

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Poetry

Photography categories

  • Photojournalism
  • Portrait
  • Landscape


Each category’s winner:
  • $75 CAD
  • Publication in the paper alongside a brief bio and headshot
  • Publication online
Each category’s runner-up:
  • $50 CAD
  • Publication online

The results will be announced at our Annual General Meeting (date TBD). The winning entries will be published after the announcement.

How to submit

Send your entry as an email attachment to [email protected] by January 21st, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Limit of 1,000 words for fiction or non-fiction. Limit of 20 lines for poetry.

Photographers submit a series of 3-5 photos taken within the last 2 years.


  • Is there an entry fee?

    • No, it is free to enter the contest.
  • What file format should I use?

    • Writing should be attached as a Word document, PDF file, or rich-text file. Photography should be in .jpg or .tiff.
  • Can I submit more than one entry?

    • The limit is one entry per category per person. For example, you can submit to both fiction and poetry, but you may not submit two fiction entries.
  • Who will judge the contest?

    • Judging will be done by The Medium’s editorial board.
  • Where can I see past winners?

    • Last year’s winners are collected here. A listing of all previous winning entries (back to 2014) can be found here.

The Medium has held an annual writing contest since 2014, after reviving one that was discontinued in Fall 2010.