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
- 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.
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
Entry deadline for your essay entry is EXTENDED TO April 30th, 2020
Enter your Student Essay!
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!