INCITE is an anthology of student writing and visual art published annually by CITE. The host conference school sends out a contest call inviting CIS Ontario schools to submit their three best student pieces across age-bands and writing forms each fall. All students published in the anthology receive a copy. Cash prizes are awarded for the best writing. Contest winners are announced at the annual CITE Conference and are often asked to present their work.
This year's theme is "20/20 Vision." To have perfect vision, we need to see clearly not only what is in front of us, but also what is all around us. To have true insight, we need to shine a light on what is not in plain sight. The late Toni Morrison, eminent and wise American author, shared this sentiment: “If there's a book you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
Student writers were challenged to write the story that's not often told. To help us see what's not often seen and to help create a richer vision of our world in the 21st century.
Please see the 2020 INCITE winners below and stay tuned for a digital issue of the magazine.
Congratulations to all grade 7 to 12 students who entered the INCITE '20/20 Vision' Competition. We are pleased to announce the following winners.
Grade 7 and 8
- First Place: “A Dream” by Graham Tomori (Wheatley School)
- Second Place: “Through the Eyes of Mother Earth” by Bryony Chan (The Bishop Strachan School)
- Third Place: “Ripples” by Tiffany Tse (Bayview Glen Prep School)
- Honourable Mention: “Dear Quinten, Love Evelyn” by Kumkum Anugopal (The York School)
Grade 9 and 10
- First Place: “Gone with the Stars” by Olivia Choi (Branksome Hall) and ”The Tale of Two Horses" by Kate Chandler (MacLachlan College)
- Second Place: “I Spy” by Hiba Khan (Hillfield-Strathallan College)
- Third Place: “One of the 176” by Kian Torabi Ardakami (Crestwood Preparatory School)
- Honourable Mentions: “Our Bodies” by Maryn Rice (St. Clement’s School) and“Parasite” by Bella Melardi (Greenwood College School)
Grade 11 and 12
- First Place: “Negative Space” by Kaitlyn Maddox (Pickering College)
- Second Place: “We, Us, Them” by Tofunmi Oluwajuyigbe (Hillfield-Strathallan College)
- Third Place: “A Conversation with my Optometrist” by Em Merchant (Appleby College)
- Honourable Mentions: “Beauty of Physics” by Kate Reed (St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School) and “Belonging” by Kaidi Xie (Villanova College)
A special mention to the artists featured in the publication, including students from:
- Appleby College
- Country Day School
- MacLachlan College
- The Bishop Strachan School
- Royal St. George’s College
- Hillfield-Strathallan College
- St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School
- Villanova College
All submissions will be published in the 20/20 INCITE Anthology. Print copies will be distributed at the next CITE conference. Thank you to Adrian Hoad-Reddick for creating the beautiful book.