Langara Congratulates Winners of Third Annual Postcard Story Contest

Langara Congratulates Winners of Third Annual Postcard Story Contest


Vancouver, BC – Langara College’s English Department is pleased to announce the winners of its third annual Postcard Story Contest.

Congratulations to first place winner and recipient of the $100 prize, Joshua Kier for “Ampelmannchen”.

Hana Osman takes second place honours and a $50 prize with her story titled, “A Tragic Scholar’s Lamentation in Turkey”.

Both winners will be featured in future editions of various Langara-produced publications, including W49, Langara’s award-winning magazine of student writing.

Honourable mention goes to Tracy Lissner for her submission, “Postage Due”.

“The goal of this contest is to support students who dare to explore their own creative voices," says Langara English instructor and contest organizer, Caroline Harvey. "We hope that this year’s winners – and all those who submitted – continue to write and to find places where their writing is celebrated.”

Langara’s annual Postcard Story Contest accepts submissions from any students currently enrolled at the College. Entrants are invited to write a concise yet evocative 250-word story that may be fiction or non-fiction, and must be accompanied by an illustration or photo that complements the original work.

A panel of four judges from Langara’s English Department determines the winning entries. This year’s judges were Deborah Blacklock, Kina Cavicchioli, Heather Jessup, and Guy Wilkinson.

The winning images and stories from this year’s contest are available online at Please note that images and content may not be reproduced without the express permission of the winners and contest organizer.

For more information about the 2015 Postcard Story Contest, contact Caroline Harvey at

About Langara
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path.

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