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Bringing History To Life In The Classroom: Story, Essay and Poetry Contest

Alberta Champions has been offering Student Contests since 2010 to promote greater awareness of important Albertans and their roles in building our community.

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 Alberta, from Grades 4-6 and Grades 7-9.



Alberta Champions Contest Poster-2021
Alberta Champions Contest Poster-2021
Ibraheem Uthman (Grade 8 Queen Elizabeth School) and Teacher Mr Budd, for multimedia presentation about Colonel Macleod, and Pat Christie, Executive Administrator, Alberta Champions

Attention Teachers, Grades 4 to 9:

This contest will connect with your learning outcomes. Do you want to

  • Bring Alberta history to life in your classroom?
  • Encourage your students to advance their writing skills and write creatively?
  • Help students to discover the impact one individual can have on the community?
  • Develop your students’ citizenship skills as they link diverse individuals in history with their present lives?
  • Win a certificate to purchase materials for your classroom?

IDEAS: Integrating into your curriculum

  • Individual projects by entire class, to encourage research into Alberta history and historical figures
  • Individual projects by entire class, to encourage creative writing about historical figures and their impact on the  community
  • Enrichment projects, to encourage meaningful individual research and work, and develop citizenship and community connections

Over 30 LOCAL champions to choose from! Help your students celebrate our Alberta heritage.

Entries and WINNERS  from many different schools

We have had past student entries AND WINNERS from a variety of schools in Calgary and Southern Alberta including:

  • Catholic schools
  • Public schools
  • Home schooled studednts
  • Private schools

In 2021, students from across the province are all welcome to enter. and we’ll work with teachers to facilitate integration with the curriculum.


Thank you so much for running such an awesome contest.  I will continue to work with my students on it again next year.”  Teacher M.L. from CBE

“This contest taught me a lot about an incredible woman I should have known about earlier, so I hope you can keep on hosting this contest in the future to teach other students about great role models here in our city and province.” Past student winner

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