Our December Story Starter features artwork by James Simon Mishibinijima, one of Canada’s foremost Native artists.
To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art pictured here. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original, in English, and based on the featured artwork. Submit your entry in the comment section below.
There is no restriction of age, location (subject to local laws), or cost associated with entering the contest. You have until midnight on December 31, 2017 to submit your story. Check the full entry rules and format here.
Finalists and winners will be determined by judges selected by the OWC and will be announced Spring 2018.
e look forward to reading your Story Starters.
About The Artist
One of Canada’s foremost Native artists, James Simon Mishibinijima has created a unique body of work over the past four decades, attracting a loyal following in North America and overseas. He was born in 1954 in Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, where he grew up immersed in the legends of the Ojibway people.
From the 1970s onward, Mishibinijima has explored many sacred places around Manitoulin Island and originated the coveted Mishmountain series, among others. His uplifting philosophy has found resonance with those who seek solace in the midst of tragedy, and meaning in a world that is often confusing and frightening.
In his work Mishibinijima underscores the wisdom of the Elders’ teachings as a way to foster respect and peace. He also emphasizes the interconnectedness of all life and calls upon nations to preserve our natural surroundings for the benefit of our children.
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