Winners announced for the 2016 NL Arts & Letters Awards

Over 50 Newfoundlanders & Labradorians have a new award to add to their bios, and a little more money in hand,

Over 50 Newfoundlanders & Labradorians have a new award to add to their bios, and a little more money in hand, thanks to the 2016 NL Arts and Letters Awards. The Arts and Letters awards are an annual celebration of local arts, across all disciplines, from scripts to songs, and books to the visual arts. There are categories for adults and youth alike, and this year alone, they doled out $44,000 in prizes.

On Monday, you will be able to sample and see work by the winners here: http://www.btcrd.gov.nl.ca/artsculture/artsandletters/winning_entries.html

Senior Poetry ($1,000 prize)

NameHomeTitle
Joe BishopSt. John’sShell Shock
Nathan DowneySt. John’sEating Songbirds
Mary GermaineSt. John’sIf Icarus had a Sister
Anthony LambeParadiseSeconds

 

Senior Short Fiction ($1,000 prize)

NameHomeTitle
Bridget CanningSt. John’sBradley and Molly 4Ever
Michael FinnSt. Bernard’s-Jacques FontaineEverything’s Cool
Dane GillGanderThe Astronaut’s Dog
Sarah Penney-FlynnBide ArmTrawling the Dark

 

 Senior Non-Fictional Prose ($1,000 prize) 

NameHomeTitle
Laura BarronSt. John’sRiding with the Red Barron
Chloe EdbrookeSt. John’sSitting Shiva
Ed KavanaghMount PearlAunts

 

Senior Dramatic Script ($1,000 prize)

NameHomeTitle
Megan Gail ColesSt. John’sGrace
Clayton HareCorner BrookSins of the Children

 

Junior Poetry ($350 prize)

NameHomeTitle
Emily CollinsStephenvilleEuthanized
Brianna GibbonStephenvilleCracks
Evan GirardinStephenvilleMaking Use
Guadalupe Koen-AlonsoSt. John’sConsumed
Ethan LewisSt. John’sOn the Rocks
Olivia ParsonsSt. John’sHands
Harrison PorterKippensPeace
Breanna SheppardParadiseSuch a Pretty Girl

 

Junior Prose ($350 prize) 

NameHomeTitle
Leslie Claire AmminsonSt. John’sPulled
Olivia BradburyUpper Island CoveMonsters in Us All
Emma ColeSt. John’sSiblings
Ashley HareHarbour GraceThe Blind Side
Eva HaasSt. John’sThe Ballad of a Shooting Star
Ethan McDonaldPortugal CovePicture This
Caleb Welbourn JonesPortugal CoveThe Art of Arguing: How to Write a Persuasive Essay
Matthew WilliamsGanderDer Schwarzwald

 

Senior French Literary ( $1,000 prize) 

NameHomeTitle
Michel SavardSt. John’sEssais de lumièrel

 

Junior French Literary ($350 prize) 

NameHomeTitle
Christopher MarmoucheSt. John’sInsensé

 

Senior Music ($1,000 prize)  

NameHomeTitle
Glen CollinsSt. John’sCheque Please (world fusion)
Aiden HarteryLabrador CityImages for orchestra (classical/contemporary)
Rebecca SimmsMount Pearlfor pillars, gone (contemporary classical)
Aley WatermanCorner BrookEnder Mender (pop/rock)

 

Junior Music ($350 prize)

NameHomeTitle
Clare FollettSt. John’sWarning (alternative)
Erin LeeSt. John’sDon’t You Dare (pop)
Kat McLeveySt. John’sGood Will (electronic)
Hannah Wadman-ScanlanMount PearlStay Up (contemporary folk)

 

Senior Visual Art ($1,000 prize) 

NameHomeTitleMedium
David BaltzerSt. John’sNational Gallery (D.C.)Acrylic/oil on panel
Stephen BraceLewisporteShawn and Jacob; Father and SonFilm photography
Brian CareyGouldsWe Don’t Always Have Time for Tim HortonsDigital photography
Jenny DwyerGouldsThe Rugged Ground Beneath our Feet will Always Lead us HomeAcrylic on panel
Fatima HammondSt. John’sOcean Creatures of the North AtlanticCollage/acrylic
George HoranSt. John’sA Murmur of Orange at DawnAcrylic
Nicole Ledrew MayCorner BrookIndia Gate ViewOil on canvas
Laurie LeehaneSt. John’sPesticidal Homicide: The Plight of Native Beesoil
Anne Pickard-VaanderingSt. John’s“8012775”Mixed media on stonehenge
Christina ReesSt. John’sMy Favourite Place in NewfoundlandMixed media on panel
Darren WhalenSt. John’sShallow BreathAcrylic/oil on canvas
Melissa WongSt. John’sIn the Pink SkyAcrylic on canvas

 

Junior Visual Art ($350 prize) 

NameHomeTitleMedium
Aidan DevereauxSt. John’sOut ThereDigital photography
Kayla DunneMount PearlA Reason to Let GoGraphite
Kaeleigh FitzgeraldClarenvilleThrough the Looking GlassPhotography
Hillary FurlongPortugal CoveMy Favorite Time of YearOil/palette knife
Joshua MackSt. John’sThe Wondrous Wildlife of AsiaPaint/markers on canvas
Ellen SaundersSt. John’sTomThread on canvas
Olivia StaceyGrand Falls – WindsorSt. Lawrence River through a Bus WindowOil on board
Brooklyn TurnerConception Bay SouthBest FriendWatercolor

 

Percy Janes First Novel Award ($2,500 prize)

NameHomeTitle
Devin LeeParadiseWaking Ambrose

 

Senior Digital Multi Media ($1,000 prize)

NameHomeTitle
Jonathan KennedySt. John’sHaunted

 

Junior Digital Multi Media ($350 prize) 

NameHomeTitle
Natalie YoungSt. John’sA Day in July, October and December

 

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