Anna Pidruchney Award for New Writers
This award is administered by the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC). Please contact the URDC directly for award details and to verify deadline dates and the application process. Anna (nee Raycheba) Pidruchney was an Alberta homesteader, community activist, artist, and author of two books about Ukrainian Canadian pioneer life. She taught numerous writing classes in both the Ukrainian and English languages, and had a special interest in young people. This award was established in 1989, in recognition of her lifelong commitment to encouraging and promoting the works of young writers, especially those who are serious about a writing career.
Awarded annually for a literary work which includes Ukrainian Canadian content (i.e., subject matter, theme, characters, or setting). Genre: Eligible works of literary fiction, that being poetry, short stories, novels, plays, personal essays or memoirs are acceptable. However, the following types of texts are not eligible: a) academic or scholarly work, b) graduate dissertations, term papers or research reports, c) non-fiction (book-length or shorter pieces, (iv) biography (booklength or shorter pieces). Only one submission is allowed per applicant, and must not exceed 5000 words. Open to MacEwan students and other authors (up to 35 years of age). Previous recipients of this award are not eligible. Successful candidates must acknowledge the assistance of the award in promotional materials and publications of literary work for which the award is granted.
Selection of Award
URDC Selection Committee
This award is administered by the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC). Please contact the URDC directly for award details and to verify deadline dates and the application process.
Apply through External Organization
An organization outside of MacEwan determines who receives this award. Applications need to be submitted directly to that organization. Please follow the link for more information about how to apply.