NT Power Corporation’s SPARK! Contest

Youth writing contest winners announced!

Yellowknife, NT (May 11, 2015)

NorthWords and the Northwest Territories Power Corporation are delighted to announce the winners of Spark! the emerging young writers’ competition. We had an amazing 100 submissions from all five regions across the NWT and a shortlist of 14 was submitted to the judges. It was a sweep for William McDonald School in the Yellowknife division and Paul William Kaeser (PWK) High School in the division outside of Yellowknife.


1st – Keelin Kobaissi Grade 8 William McDonald School
Runner up – Rae Panayi Grade 7 William McDonald School

Junior-Outside of Yellowknife

1st – Cody Perry Grade 9 PWK High School – Ft. Smith
Runner up – Noaka Taylor Grade 9 PWK High School – Ft. Smith


1st – Kayla Tulugarjuk Grade 12 PWK High School-Ft. Smith
Runner up – Jeremy Biscaye-Evans Grade 12 PWK High School-Ft. Smith


Judges were former CBC TV journalist, Paul Andrew, award winning author Jamie Bastedo and CBC North host, Allison Devereaux.