Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 Cover Art Contest!
We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2017 Cover Art Contest, as selected by our esteemed judge Judge Zainub Verjee, the Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Arts Galleries in Toronto. Please join us in congratulating the artists! Shortlisted pieces can be found HERE.
First place: "You Go First" by Michelle Purchase, Kitchener, Ontario
Michelle Purchase lives in Kitchener, Ontario and is a printmaker, landscape architect, teacher, botany geek, and mother. However, she dreams of living in a treehouse spending her days drawing, swimming, and listening to indie music.
Second place: "Contemplations" by Victoria Prevot, Burnaby, British Columbia
Victoria Prevot was born and raised in Vancouver. She enjoys working in digital film and, more recently, photograms. She can often be found working in a darkroom on the weekends these days. Victoria loves learning, music, and her two amazing teenagers.
Honourable mention: "Uncovered," "Veiled," "Warped" by June Barrage, Mississauga, Ontario
June Barrage (b.1995) is from Beirut, Lebanon. While pursuing her BFA at Queen’s University, her work has revolved around visual manifestations of the practice of veiling and societal restrictions on women in the Islamic diaspora. She questions what is it to be a Muslim in this modern day and age.
Wondering what, exactly, it takes to win a Room contest? The honourable mention above will be published soon on our website! You'll find the first-place winner on an upcoming cover of Room, with the art of the second-place winner inside the issue.
Our Creative Non-fiction Contest is closing on International Women's Day! Submit your essays, memoirs, articles, travel writing, biography, and literary journalism by March 8th. Click HERE for details.