Students grades 4-9 write about great Albertans, catch the inspiration, start to emulate the champions, begin their community involvement, learn good citizenship, and can WIN GREAT PRIZES!
The contest is open to students from all schools in Southern Alberta, from Grades 4-6 and Grades 7-9 (see rules and judging rubrics).
Win Great Prizes!
Grades 7-9 Essay Contest
First Prize: $500 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of your achievement
Second Prize: $350 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of your achievement
Third Prize: $200 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of your achievement
Grades 4-6 Story Contest
First Prize: $300 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of your
Second Prize: $200 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of your
Third Prize: $100 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of your achievement
**** All students who enter will receive a certificate to add to their portfolio of accomplishments.
Prize for Teachers
$200 VISA gift card for the teacher of each winning student
Enter your Student Essay!
Getting Ready to Submit Your Entry
Check these and further details before submitting your entry on the Contest Entry button below.
FOR THE STUDENT: Check the essay for the following: the FONT is Times Roman 12 point, the file FORMAT is Word (not PDF), the LENGTH is up to 1000 words for Grades 4-6, the LENGTH is up to 1200 words for Grades 7-9, the CONTENT not only discusses the champion but also how they influenced you to “be a champion”, and have run a SPELL-CHECK and grammar-check on it.
FOR THE PARENT: When you complete the form (next page), please (1) PRINT the Entry Form, (2) SIGN the printed forms and (3) take a PHOTO of the signed form using your phone or a digital camera, and (4) either ATTACH the image file to the form or REPLY to the Entry Confirmation e-mail you will (or would have) received* and (5) ATTACH the photo image file to the email.
* The parent, teacher, student, and school would each receive an Entry Confirmation e-mail sent to each e-mail address provided!
Alberta Champions writing contests are complete! Thanks to the many students who were encouraged virtually by their teachers to take the time to enter. Our judges will be working hard on reviewing the entries so we will be ready to announce the winners by June 5th.
Write about these Alberta Champions:
These individuals, important to Calgary and Alberta history, can be selected as subjects for the 2020 student essay (grades 7-9) or story (grades 4-6) contest. All are commemorated on monuments at Alberta Champions’ Fields of Fame located in Calgary and area. Or you may write about an Albertan of your choice (posthumous).
Senator Patrick Burns
William Roper Hull
Father Albert Lacombe
Senator Sir James Lougheed
Frederick C. Mannix
Dr. Clara Christie Might
Chief Walking Buffalo
Henry Wise Wood
2019 Student Contest Winners!
Winners of the Grades 7-9 Essay contest and the Grades 4-6 Story contest have been announced. See the winners and read their great essays and stories. We congratulate each of the winners, and their teachers, and their schools for their excellence!
Prior years’ winning entries
Here are links to the many great winning entries (and they’re also prize winning entries) from previous years’ contests: