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

2018 marks the first essay contest focused on indigenous writers and indigenous history.

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

And the Winners of the 2017 Student Contest Are….

The 2017 Alberta Champions Student Essay/Story Contest judging has been completed. See the Complete Winners List, and read their essays (grades 7-9) and stories (grades 4+-6)


2016-2017 Student Contest Poster
2017 Student Contest Poster

Pictured in the poster is our most recent Field of Fame at Heritage Park honouring six Calgary historical figures.

Prior years’ winning entries

Here are links to the many great winning entries (and they’re also prize winning entries) from previous years’ contests:

2016 Student Contest

2015 Student Contest

2014 Student Contest

2013 Student Contest

2012 Student Contest

2011 Student Contest

2010  Student Contest

Winners with Mayor Nenshi
Winners with Mayor Nenshi

Write about  these Alberta Champions:

These individuals that were important to Calgary & Alberta history which can be selected as subjects for the 2017 student essay (grades 7-9) or  story (grades 4-6) contest:

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