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The contest is open to Indigenous students from any Southern Alberta First Nation, from Grades 7-9. Get involved!


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.

Indigenous Contest Entry Form

The Student

The Essay or Story Contest Entry

upload your word processor document (or PDF) file is checked for valid file extension (if Mac user, you must add it -- ie .doc for Word)
Maximum upload size: 15MB

Contest Submission with Parent / Guardian Signature

We Require a Parent's or Legal Guardian's Signature (2 options):

TO PRINT: Depending on the web browser, you can use Print from the File menu (Mozilla, IE), or right-click and select Print... from the context sensitive pop-up menu (Chrome, Edge). Some browsers also a have a Menu menu on the far-right end of your toolbar, designated by or by which would have a Print option.

Please print this form, have a parent/guardian sign below, take a digital photo or scan it (JPG/GIF/PNG/PDF) and attach it to the form here:

OR if the parent or legal guardian can't sign now, submit the form below and then follow the instructions in the confirmation email to submit the parent/guardian signature

Signature of Student

(Signature of parent/legal guardian)
For good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, authorize Alberta Champions Society (and its committees and affiliates) to publish, display and showcase the contest entry and the name and school of the above named student in any manner in print, voice or visual media, including as an insert in the Calgary Herald. Alberta Champions Society, its committees, affiliates, administrators and volunteers and their respective families are hereby released of any and all claims for damages of any kind whatsoever or any other claim based on the above use.

(Signature of parent/legal guardian)

*Maximum size for images is 1.5 MB, other files 7.5 MB
(Please be patient, click only once)

Maximum upload size: 268.44MB

Submit Contest Entries (Snail Mail)

If you cannot use electronic means to send us the essay and/or signed Permission, just print, add signatures, and mail the document(s) postmarked any time up to APRIL 23, 2020 to:

Alberta Champions Contest Entry
Suite 600-5920 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, Alberta T2H 0K2
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