b'2021 Emerging WritersShort Prose Competition Winner Thunder Bay writer Adrian Lysenko was awarded the 2021 EmergingWriters Short Prose Competition prize for his short story Carpathian Spruce.The $1,500 prize is awarded annually to a Canadian writer for the best piece of unpublished prose of up to 1,500 words in the English language on a topic with a tangible connection to the Ukrainian Canadian experience. Carpathian SpruceThe jury members this year consisted of award-winning is Canadian author Marsha Skrypuch, writer, literary critica beautifully layered and MacEwan University Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Creative Writing Jacqueline Baker, and producerstory of choice and and librettist/writer and Vice President of the Shevchenkosacrifice. It madeFoundation Board of Directors, Gordon Gordey.Honorable Mentions were given to All in the Family by Donname weep.Quick (Spruce Grove) and The Kaiser Bun by Lidia Wasylyn- Marsha Skrypuch(Edmonton).Genuine, understated, and moving,Carpathian Spruce I am honoured to have won the second annualdevelops so sure-footedlyShevchenko Foundation Emerging Writers Short Prose Competition. Like many initiatives created by you feel you are in thethe Shevchenko Foundation, this competition is an excellent opportunity to advance Ukrainian Canadian hands of a master of theculture, said Mr. Lysenko.short story form. The Shevchenko Foundation is committed to encouraging and promoting new authors who write on - Jacqueline Baker themes with connections to the Ukrainian Canadian experience. Launched in 2019, the Shevchenko Foundations Emerging Writers Short Prose Competition sets the groundwork for new writers to explore the short prose form and to one day aspire to submit an entry to the Kobzar Book Award(www.kobzarbookaward.com) 26 ShevchenkoFoundationAnnualReport/'