HTS Tutor and organiser of the 2017 Writing Prizes Silvana Taher questions what defines excellence in writing – is it “a thorough survey of the past, a personal self study, a true and genuine understanding of our current standing in the world?” No, she says, it is simply the students.
Sylvie Taher, a former winner of the Dennis Sharp Writing Prize and this year’s organiser of the writing prizes, describes the process of selecting, shortlisting and awarding essays for the different prizes in Diploma, Intermediate and First Year.
Because Dom-ino was a diagram and a sketch, it was closer to something that was complete, like a piece of furniture. It was self-contained. It didn’t need to become anything else. I felt if we were going to rebuild it we should capture this quality about it.