on the Verge Student Writing Contest

What is on the Verge ?

on the Verge Writing Contest showcases and celebrates emerging UVic student voices with an annual theme under the broad rubric of equity, diversity and human rights. As a reformulation of the 10-year running Diversity Writing Awards, we carry forward the spirit of diversity under a broader umbrella and with a renewed spirit of creative exploration. The contest is co-sponsored by UVic Libraries and Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) with significant support from other units on campus.

How do I enter?

Writing Contest guidelines:
  • Submit your entry to by midnight on February 1, 2018.
  • Enter one of the four categories below:

    • Poetry (150 lines maximum)
    • Fiction (1500 words maximum)
    • Non-fiction (1500 words maximum)
    • Spoken Word (3-minute maximum - video or audio file formats accepted)
  • Open to UVic students only
  • This year's celebrity judge is author Adèle Barclay, UVic alumna and 2017 winner of the BC Book Prize.

For more information and to look at older entries.