2016 Winners & Finalists

Mensa Canada is proud to announce the winners and finalists of the 2016 Literary Contest. We hope that you will enjoy reading the winning entries as much as the judges did.

Short Stories

First Place: Sarah by Cam Clark of Calgary, AB (Calgary Chapter)

Second Place: Thea Finds the Words by Paul Tiege of Red Deer Township, AB (Edmonton Chapter)

Third Place: Soliloquy By Ken Stark of Coquitlam, BC (Vancouver Chapter)

Finalist: The Fable of the Mountain Walk by Karalee Coleman of Calgary, AB (Calgary Chapter)

Finalist: The Frying Pan by Randy Moore of Grimsby, ON (Southern Ontario Chapter)


First Place: Sanctuary by Darcee Jean Gundlock of New Dayton, AB (Calgary Chapter)

Second Place: Le français… Je me Mouille by Gaëtan Lavoie of Gatineau, QC (Ottawa Chapter)

Third Place: I Thank My Wife for My Life by Robert Lee Slattery of Stoney Creek, ON (Southern Ontario Chapter)

Finalist: One Argument for Life on Other Planets by Marion Young of Regina, SK (Saskatchewan Chapter)

Finalist: The Arab’s Revenge by Roger Tulk of St. Catherines, ON (Southern Ontario Chapter)

Finalist: Lives… Midweek… A Wednesday by Alan Skinner of Vancouver, BC (Vancouver Chapter)