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Dancers added to the glamour of the Queen’s Oscars ceremony.
Dancers added to the glamour of the Queen’s Oscars ceremony.

The glitz, glamour and little gold man aren’t just for Hollywood celebrities anymore. Last Saturday, the Queen’s Oscars were held at Grant Hall to honour Queen’s students for their accomplishments in the realm of the arts. Organized and initiated this year by the Campus Activities Commission’s Arts Network, Queen’s Oscars aims to promote the arts on campus. All of the participating students were self-nominated.

A panel of judges consisting of Queen’s professors selected finalists for 22 categories. Categories included visual arts, film, drama, music, fashion, writing and dance, but virtually any genre of the arts was admissible for the competition. Each of the 22 winners received a $500 bursary to contribute to their artistic endeavours.

Corporate sponsorship generated the funding for each bursary. Prior to the ceremony, a pre-party gala was held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre to celebrate the arts with students, faculty, alumni and the Kingston community.

And the winners are ...

Best Poet
Adèle Barclay

Best Creative Writing
Jenny Glozman

Camera Kingston Best Photography Award
Harrison Smith

Best Drawing
Kristi Hanemann

Kingston Frameworks Best Painting Award
Jaime MacDonald

Best Fashion Design
Jennifer Valberg

Best Film Production
Graeme O'Neil

Best Dramatic Performer
Claire Wynveen

Best Theatre Production
Fourth-Year Acting Group

Best Sculpture
Kristi Hanemann

Best Dance Performance
Katie Lee and Conely deLeon

Yamaha Music Canada Best Music Award
Joyce Cheng

The Karen Hitchcock Best Emerging Artist Award
Harrison Smith—Photography

Congratulations to all of the winners from Team A&E!

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