The Spine Awards are awarded annually to the best content on Spine, as judged by friends of Professional Writing who happen also to be top Canadian writers and editors.

Past Awards

What judges are saying

All seven finalists in the Best Blog contest are well beyond my expectations for students in the writing program. Each has a personal style, (not to mention correct syntax and spelling), and woos the reader with original content. Several are extremely personal, and several expose a passion. Some of you display a knack for writing dialogue.
— Peggy Berkowitz
I enjoyed all the stories I read and am impressed by both the writing and the look of Spine. My enthusiasm is tempered only by the realization that before long you will all be taking work from me.
— Tim Falconer
The design is welcoming and elegant, the photos punchy and the categories well defined, with cheeky headlines and lively content. I plan to dip in regularly.
— Sheree-Lee Olson