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Nominations Open for Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy

December 13, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy at Simon Fraser University.

The Sterling Prize Committee is looking for work that challenges complacency. The prize is awarded annually for work that presents new ways of looking at the world, ways that are daring and creative. Whether a student, a staff member, an academic at SFU, or a member of the community who has a connection to the University, the recipient of the Sterling Prize is selected for decidedly unconventional and distinctly untraditional work that provokes a wide audience. The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000 and makes a public presentation at the Centre for Dialogue.

Additional information about the Sterling Prize, including the nomination form and instructions for how to submit nominations, can be found on the prize webpage. The nomination form is also attached below. The deadline to submit nominations is February 15, 2018.

 The Sterling Prize Committee would appreciate receiving notice of intention to nominate (email; with 'Sterling Prize Committee' on the subject line). A committee member may be available, upon request, to offer some guidance and advice if adequate notice is provided before the February 15th deadline.

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