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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 3, 2016
Canadian Excellence



Win lunch with Cary Fagan

Any story, if well written, brings images to mind, and the stories in Cary Fagan’s My Life Among the Apes will surely evoke many images. We want you to share a graphic representation of an image that comes to your mind in reading one of the stories from Fagan’s collection. The image could be your own graphic design or a photo taken by you.

Prize: lunch with Cary Fagan (see details below)

Contest Guidelines:

Contest entries can be submitted to by Monday, September 15, 2014.

Please include “CRP Contest Entry” in the email subject line. Each image must be accompanied by the following information:

•    Your name and contact information, including student ID and Laurier email address.
•    Name of the story the image depicts, e.g. “The Floating Wife.”
•    One sentence that adds to the graphic representation and will make the viewer reflect on the content.

The entry must consist of your original image, of which you will retain exclusive ownership. By submitting the entry, you are giving Wilfrid Laurier University the limited right to publish the image, the image’s name and your name in connection with the 2014 Common Reading Program.

Judging Criteria:

The judging panel will consist of members of the Common Reading Program Committee. Entries will be judged on creativity of the graphic representation, linkages with the story and originality of expression. The decision of the judges will be final.

Prize Details:

There will be 10 lucky winners selected to have lunch with Cary Fagan at Wilf’s Den.

Lunch Dates: Wednesday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m. & Thursday, September 18 at noon.
(Recipients will be awarded their free lunch on one of these dates and will be split into two groups of five.)

As examples, please see Matthew Daley’s artwork for “My Life Among the Apes” and “Dreyfus in Wichita” as they appear in and and Ian Phillips’ artwork for “Shit Box” as it appears in

Good luck and be inspired!