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:

Senior Poetry ($1,000 prize)

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)

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) 

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


Senior Dramatic Script ($1,000 prize)

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


Junior Poetry ($350 prize)

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) 

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) 

Michel SavardSt. John’sEssais de lumièrel


Junior French Literary ($350 prize) 

Christopher MarmoucheSt. John’sInsensé


Senior Music ($1,000 prize)  

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)

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) 

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) 

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)

Devin LeeParadiseWaking Ambrose


Senior Digital Multi Media ($1,000 prize)

Jonathan KennedySt. John’sHaunted


Junior Digital Multi Media ($350 prize) 

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


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