Student Writing Contests! History! English! Native Studies! Science! Geography!

It’s the Family Day Long Weekend! If you’re looking for something to do, why not consider some of the following student writing contests?

Poetry In Voice is a recitation contest for high school students in Canada.

Students memorize and recite poems chosen from among the hundreds in their online anthology. By learning poems by heart, students develop lifelong relationships with poetry while improving their language, public speaking, and memorization skills.

Videos need to be submitted by March 9, 2016. You can find out more information on the Poetry in Voice website!


Our Story is a writing contest for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. It is the largest and most recognized art and creating writing competition in Canada for Aboriginal Youth. The deadline to enter is March 31, 2016.

Students can find out more information on the poster below or on the Our Story website:

The Canada History Awards

Participate now in the Government of Canada History Awards for students. Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada are invited to answer one of five challenging questions with their own essay answer. Read the five questions here and pick the one that most interests you! There is up to $225,000 in prize money available to students who enter the essay contest. A maximum of 225 prizes of $1,000 each will be presented. Read the rules and regulations here for all the details. The deadline for entries is April 23rd, 2016. Click hereto submit your essay for the 2016 awards.


So You Think You Know Mining Video Contest offers $45,000 in cash prizes.

Ontario high school students – starting on November 2, YOU can enter the 8th annual So You Think You Know Mining Competition. Top videos get from $2,500 to $5,000. Early bird entries are eligible for an additional $500. Each winning video earns a $500 bonus for your school. Any school that produces more than 3 videos can win $2,000. Teachers’ Choice Award voters eligible for a $1,000 prize draw. So you think you can win? Submissions close April 4, 2016.

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If you’re looking for help with these contests, see Student Services or a teacher and they can help you out!


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