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#OurStoriesOurVoices National Contest

Canada's National History Society is proud to launch the #OurStoriesOurVoices National Contest again this fall!

The #OurStoriesOurVoices / #NosHistoiresNosVoix national contest will ask students to select a person, place, event, or object in their community that other Canadians should know about. Students will share their research and analysis in a creative format of their choosing. Some suggested formats are:

  • Video (60 seconds maximum)

  • Essay (500-600 words)

  • Photo essay (at least 5 images with captions)

  • Illustration

  • Poem

  • Song

  • Radio broadcast

Students will argue for the historical significance of their topic by connecting their local story to greater moments and movements in Canadian history and explaining why this story matters.

Students will also support their work with primary and secondary sources and evidence of strong historical inquiry.

Additional short answer response questions in the application will ask students to identify their choice of topic and summarize why this story is important to their community and significant to Canadian history.

A panel of judges will review the submissions and select 30 recipients from across the country to attend a virtual youth forum and have their stories included in a publication.

Deadline for submissions: December 3, 2021

For more information, click here.

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