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The 2019 Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest
Tell us about the heroes that make a difference in and out of your classroom and win
$3,000!

 

Welcome to the 2019 Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest

Here you can learn more about this year’s essay contest and Official Rules, check out last year’s essay winners, and submit your own essay into the competition!

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Here’s How to Enter and Win

Students in 5th–12th grades may enter by writing an essay based on someone they think made the biggest impact on Canadian society in 2019. Prizes are awarded in two grade levels: 5th–8th grade and 9th–12th grade. Two winners will be selected in each level.

GRAND PRIZE
$3,000 for student
$1,000 for Department/ Classroom of Teacher
FIRST PRIZE
$2,000 for student
$1,000 for Department/ Classroom of Teacher
 

The 2019 Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest is now closed.

Please check out the latest winners and read their essays by visiting the 2018 Winners page.

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