2021 Awards Judges
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English writing categories
Écriture en français
Ayant fait ses débuts à la radio de CKRL, aujourd'hui animatrice de la quotidienne matinale *Québec, réveille! *à CKIA, Marjorie compte près d’une quinzaine d’années d’expériences dans les médias. Animatrice, chroniqueuse, reporter, réalisatrice et journaliste, elle est aussi la co-fondatrice de la Revengeance des duchesses, un blogue féministe qui parle de la ville de Québec et de ses différents quartiers.
Nashwa Lina Khan
Nashwa Lina Khan is a community educator, facilitator, and researcher. She is also a writer and poet and occasionally dabbles in installation and archive that uses narrative methodologies. She holds a Masters of Environmental Studies from York University with areas of concentration focused on narrative methodologies, community and public health, refugee, and forced migration studies and is currently a PhD student at York University in Environment and Urban Change. Her work has been published in a variety of places including Vice, Rewire, This Magazine, and The New York Times. She is the host and producer of two podcasts, Muslim Rumspringa and Habibti Please.
andrea bennett is a National Magazine Award-winning non-binary writer and the managing editor of The Tyee. Their most recent book, Like a Boy but Not a Boy, an essay collection, was a CBC Books’ pick for the top Canadian non-fiction of 2020 as well as a 2022 pick for the American Library Association's Over the Rainbow shortlist. andrea has worked as an editor in book and magazine publishing for over ten years, sometimes while also working as a bike mechanic.
Pacinthe Mattar is an Egyptian-Canadian journalist, writer and radio/audio producer. She was born in Alexandria, Egypt and raised between Toronto, Saudi Arabia and Dubai. She spent 10 years at the CBC, where she was a long-time producer on The Current with then-host Anna Maria Tremonti where much of her coverage focused on race & racism, police brutality, the Arab Spring, migration and refugees, pop culture, and more. She produced documentaries from the floods of Calgary in 2012, the streets of Baltimore's protests for Freddie Gray in 2015, and from the homes of Yazidi women who fled Iraq for Toronto after surviving sexual slavery at the hands of Da'esh. In 2020, she wrote about her experiences with media in a Walrus piece called "Objectivity is a Privilege Afforded to White Journalists" which won a National Magazine Award in 2021 and a Canadian Online Publishing Award in 2022. She is currently a Nieman Foundation for Journalism Fellow at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.