Open Skies Ekphrastic Writing Contest

The results are in for the 2022 Ekphrastic Writing Contest which has become a regular part of the Open Skies Regional juried art exhibition.

Poems were adjudicated by Shelley A. Leedhal.

Distinguished Award:
Shannon May Craig, Fort St. John, BC – “The Rain Felt Like Sunshine” (Inspired by ‘Little Bee’ by Caily Oldershaw)

Chosen Awards:

  1. Aleisha Hendry, Dawson Creek, BC – “Static” (Inspired by Tracy Krauss’s “White Noise”)
  2. Barbara Daley, Fort St. John, BC – “Beach Rocks” (Inspired by Eliza Massey Stanford’s “Beach Rocks”)
  3. Dori Braun, Pouce Coupe, BC – “Little Bee” (Inspired by Caily Oldershaw’s “Little Bee”)
  4. Tony Takacs, Chetwynd, BC – “The Shack” (Inspired by Kim Ans’s “The Shack”)
  5. Shannon May Craig, Fort St John, BC – “I’m done” (Inspired by Donna Bozarth’s “I’m Done”)
  6. Pamela den Ouden, Fort St John, BC – “Father and Daughter” (Inspired by Kathie Young’s “Father and Daughter”)
  7. Mel Mason, Fort St John, BC – “Choose Your Adventure” (Inspired by Drixx Salvador’s “Serenity”)
  8. Katelyn Vandersteen, Fort Nelson, BC – “Untitled (Wolf)” (Inspired by “Untitled (Wolf)” by Ava Gairdner)

See the selected poems and the paintings that inspired them.