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The Contests...

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize

The Vimy Foundation offers a prestigious summer scholarship to youth 15-17 years of age, to study the interwoven history of Canada, France, and Great Britain during the First and Second World Wars. During the two week, fully-funded scholarship program, prize winners from Canada, Great Britain and France will visit key historical sites including lectures, visits to major museums, battlefields, cemeteries and memorials, including Vimy Ridge, where they will be introduced to ideas and viewpoints not typically taught in classrooms.

Go to The Vimy Foundation for more information.
Submission deadline is March 1.

Poster and Literary Contests

The Royal Canadian Legion sponsor annual Poster and Literary Contests, open to all Canadian school children. The youth that participate in the contests assist the Legion in fostering the tradition of Remembrance amongst Canadians.

There are four separate contests:

Entries are judged by volunteers at local Legion branches and the winning entries progress to the Provincial level. The Provincial winning entries are forwarded to Ottawa where they are judged and the National winners declared. The names and works of all the National winners are published.

The winning entries for the four categories (school grades) in the Poster Contest, and the senior winning entries in the Essay and Poetry contests are displayed at the Canadian War Museum from July 1st – May 1st of the following year. The second place winners and those receiving an Honourable Mention are displayed in the foyer of the House of Commons during the annual Remembrance period in November.

The Legion also sponsors a trip to Ottawa for the Senior Winners in the four contests (two poster, essay and poetry) to attend the National Remembrance Day Service where they place a wreath on behalf of the youth of Canada. They also have an opportunity to meet and visit with the Governor General.

Students may enter as many contests as they wish.

View Information brochures for the Poster Contests and for the Literary Contests.

Download Registration Form

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Should you wish further information on the contests please contact us.