The Silver Pen Award is presented annually by the BCIT Student Association to the student contributor, staff member, or volunteer at Link whose writing demonstrated the highest level of quality and community impact throughout the year.
Quality of writing doesn’t mean perfect writing, and we don’t award this to the person who had the cleanest writing, or the writing easiest to edit. Instead, we give this award to someone who showed their passions and love of writing in their articles. They were thoughtful when choosing topics, fastidious with their research, and thought-provoking in their delivery. Winners usually have written articles that reflect on new ideas, on new social dialogue, or on current BCIT culture.
This prize is given entirely on merit, and we do not issue the award every year. In some cases, two winners will share the prize. The award usually includes an engraved memento, your name engraved on a plaque kept in the Link office, and a cheque for $500