Win Great Prizes!
Our 12th annual contest connects Alberta students with important Alberta pioneers, founders, builders, innovators and Indigenous leaders; as well as their impact on today’s important social issues.
In 2021, we are proud that our contest is endorsed by The Honourable Lois Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.
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 (see rules and judging rubrics, below).
This year, Grades 7-9 may submit their choice of an essay or poetry (or a combination)
Win Great Prizes!
Grades 7-9 Essay or Poetry 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
PLAN AHEAD: CONTEST DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS APRIL 22, 2021
Grades 7 to 9
- Alberta Champions Essay / Poetry Contest Rules for 2021
- Essay /Poetry Contest Judging Rubric for 2021-Grades 7-9
Grades 4 to 6
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, story, or poem for the following: a) the FONT is Times Roman 12 point, b) the file FORMAT is Word (not PDF), c) the LENGTH is up to 1000 words for Grades 4-6, the LENGTH is up to 1500 words for Grades 7-9, d) the CONTENT not only discusses the champion but also how they influenced you to “be a champion”, e) nowhere includes your name, and f) finally: 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!
Enter your Student Essay!
Write about these Alberta Champions:
These individuals, important to Alberta history, can be selected as subjects for the 2021 student essay or poetry (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 any 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
Prior years’ winning entries
Here are links to the many great winning entries (and they’re also prize winning entries) from previous years’ contests: