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Last year’s “Why Humanities?” competition winner, Rima Asfour (centre), accepts congratulations from UWindsor provost Douglas Kneale and Humanities Research Group director Kim Nelson.Last year’s “Why Humanities?” competition winner, Rima Asfour (centre), accepts congratulations from UWindsor provost Douglas Kneale and Humanities Research Group director Kim Nelson.

Contest seeks answers to question: Why Humanities?

The Humanities Research Group (HRG) is once again asking students one simple question: Why do the humanities matter?

Its annual contest offers a reward of a University of Windsor $5,000 tuition credit.

All students are eligible to compete by submitting a short essay, poem, video, or anything that can be read, heard, or seen in two minutes or less.

The deadline is Nov. 1. Entries must be submitted directly to HRGmail@uwindsor.ca with the email subject “Why Humanities Contest.” The winner will be chosen by the HRG Advisory Board and the prize will go to the most original and inspiring entry.

The winner will be announced Nov. 15 alongside the other finalists at the Green Bean Cafe at 5 p.m. to celebrate 30 years of the Humanities Research Group.

Visit the group’s website for more information.

—Dana Roe