SSHRC Storytellers Student Challenge

SSHRC’s Storytellers Challenge asks postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future for the better.

Tell SSHRC about a great SSHRC-funded project happening at your postsecondary institution. Your story must be compelling, creative and clear.

Create a three-minute video or audio clip, or 300-word text or infographic.

Feature your own research or a supervisor’s (make sure you get permission).

Workshop lineup:

Past winners

Hear from past winners of SSHRC's storytelling competition.


Learn what resources are available on campus to help you create your entry.


Hear from an award-winning storyteller and learn some video tips and tricks.


The top 25 submissions receive $3,000.

The top 25 finalists attend a special research communications workshop and present their stories to a distinguished jury, for a chance to be a final five winner and win an additional $1,000.

The final five winners are unveiled at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, in May 2022.

The deadline to submit your story is Monday, January 24, 2022, 5 p.m. (eastern).


Any questions about the workshop? Email the Knowledge Engagement team