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Alberta Champions has been running Student Contests since 2010 (see prior winners!) to promote greater awareness of important Albertans and their roles in building our community.

Student Contest Winners Announced!

The winners of Alberta Champions’ Contest Grades 4 to 9 have been announced!
Check them out here!

2020 Winners Montage

2020 Alberta Champions Student Contest Poster (CLICK for Downloadable/Printable version)

2020 Alberta Champions Student Contest Poster (CLICK for Downloadable/Printable version)

 

 

 

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
achievement
Second Prize: $200 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of your
achievement
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

2020 Alberta Champions Student Contest Poster (CLICK for Downloadable/Printable version)

2020 Alberta Champions Student Contest Poster (CLICK for Downloadable/Printable version)

Pictured in the poster is our most recent Field of Fame at Spruce Meadows, which  honours six Calgary historical figures.

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).

RB Bennett
David Black
Senator Patrick Burns
Wilf Carter
Martha Cohen
Chief Crowchild
Chief Crowfoot
Haider Dhanani
Mary Dover
Bob Edwards
Annie Gayle
Ruth Gorman

Eric Harvie
Harry Hays
Harley Hotchkiss
William Roper Hull
Alice Jamieson
Sydney Kahanoff
Father Albert Lacombe
Sam Livingston
Senator Sir James Lougheed
Peter Lougheed
Grant MacEwan
James Macleod

Ernest Manning
Frederick C. Mannix
Bud McCaig
Nellie McClung
Dr. Clara Christie Might
Betty Mitchell
W.O. Mitchell
Maude Riley
Arthur Smith
Ron Southern
Chief Walking Buffalo
Henry Wise Wood

2019 Student Contest Winners!

2019 Student Contest Winners Panel

2019 Student Contest Winners Panel

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!

See  Winners’ Photos and their Essays/Stories