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The 2020-2021 Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest
Tell us about the heroes that make a difference in and out of your classroom and win
$1,500!

 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021. Prizes are awarded in two grade levels: 5th–8th grade and 9th–12th grade. Two winners will be selected in each level.

GRAND PRIZE
$1,500 for student
$500 for Department/
Classroom of Teacher
FIRST PRIZE
$1,000 for student
$500 for Department/
Classroom of Teacher
 

Entry Form

Before entering, your parent or guardian must download the Official Rules and complete the Statement of Consent on the last page. You must upload the signed form before you can submit your essay.


Please copy and paste your entire essay here. 300 word maximum.


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