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Write About Your Hero!

These individuals, important to Indigenous history,  can be selected as subjects for the 2020 student essay (grades 7-9):

  • Chief Crowfoot
  • Chief David Crowchild
  • Chief Red Crow
  • James Starlight
  • Peenaquim
  • Chief Bullhead
  • Evelyn Eagle Speaker
  • Red Crow
  • Clifford Many Guns
  • Chief Walking Buffalo
  • Mary Ann McDougall
  • Chief John Chiniquay
  • OR an elder, chief, or other hero of your choice (posthumous)

We did NOT get any submissions for the 2020 Indigenous Student Contest by the entry deadline, due to the COVID-19 disruption.

2020 Indigenous Contest Poster (CLICK to view the printable PDF)
2020 Indigenous Contest Poster (CLICK to view the printable PDF)

Win Great Prizes

Grades 7-9 Essay Contest

First Prize: $300 VISA certificate, a medal and certificate in recognition of your achievement
Second Prize: $200 VISA certificate, a medal and certificate in recognition of your achievement
Third Prize: $150 VISA certificate, a medal and certificate in recognition of your achievement
Fourth Prize: $75 VISA certificate, a medal and certificate in recognition of your achievement

Prize for Teachers

The Teacher of each winning student will receive a VISA gift certificate for $200

Getting Ready to Submit Your Entry

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 400-800 words,  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 provided by the teacher 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 have each received an Entry Confirmation e-mail for each e-mail address that was provided!

Prior Indigenous Student Contest Winners

2019 Siksika Student Contest Winners

2019 Siksika Student Contest Winners

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!