The Kayak Kids Illustrated History Challenge is a writing and art contest for students 7-14. Students 7-14 can write a short, illustrated story about a moment from Canadian history. Two contestants will receive a $1000 RESP and a trip for two to Ottawa. See full details here.
The BC/Yukon Command of the Legion is hosting a Youth Ambassadors of Remembrance Contest for students from Grades 1 to 12. Participation in the contest is a great way to learn about history and the meaning of Remembrance Day in a fun and meaningful way.
Grades 1-3 can make posters while the older children can also write poetry or essays. Attached please find the information from the Legion.Youth Ambassadors
Kayak Kids is running a History Challenge now through October 8, 2010. The grand prize is a trip to Ottawa and a $1000 RESP!
Students can either write a story or a comic about an exciting moment in Canadian history. Stories should be 500 to 1200 words long and contain at least 3 original illustrations. Comics should be at least 5 pages and have around 500 words. They have provided a graphic comic and an illustrated story template to help get students started.
Check out the top winners and finalists from last year. The top 25 stories and comics will be published in a special book.
The deadline for entries is October 8, 2010. Projects can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, submitted online through Kayakmag.ca or mailed to: Canada’s History, Bryce Hall Main Floor, 515 Portage Avenue., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9
Dont forget to save a copy for your portfolio if you decide to enter!