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Call for Nominations: The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy

March 31, 2017

The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy was established at Simon Fraser University in 1993 to honour and encourage work that provokes and/or contributes to the understanding of controversy.  The call for nominations is currently open, deadline for submissions in March 31st, 2017.

“This is an unusual venture in a world in which controversy is discouraged rather than encouraged,” they said. “We hope, that by providing a substantial reward for creative, unconventional effort, it will contribute to works of this nature gaining both a forum and a degree of respectability."

The Sterling Prize may be awarded for work in any field, including—but not limited to—the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and education. The winner of the Sterling Prize will give a public lecture (performance, exhibition) of his/her work in October of the year in which the award is made. The prize is to be awarded to students, faculty, staff and alumni of SFU. In exceptional cases, however, the Sterling Prize may be awarded to a person unconnected to Simon Fraser University.

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