150 Stories represents perspectives about Canada and being Canadian, and insights into Canadian history, organizations and initiatives. Consider the following concepts when thinking of a story idea: Identity, Belonging, Creed, Canadian Values, Civic Engagement, Multiculturalism/Interculturalism. The story themes build on the findings of the Report on Canadian Values.
All qualifying stories will be part a a national social media campaign.
Winning stories will be part of the 150 Stories collection.
Winning writers will be invited to attend the CRRF's National Symposium and Awards of Excellence as special guests.
Youth delegates will have the opportunity to be part of a youth panel at the symposium and will be recognized at the awards ceremony
Participating schools and youth programs will be recognized by the CRRF with a certificate, and will be included in social media and other communications.
Entries will be accepted up until midnight EST, August 30th, 2016.
What you need to know
- Participants can submit an original piece of creative writing between 450-750 words in length, in French or in English. Bilingual texts are acceptable.
- Stories may contain original drawings, illustrations and/or photos.
- Stories must not include inappropriate or offensive language or images.
- Anyone whose personal information is included in the text must sign the Personal Information Consent form. The Personal Information Consent form must be signed by the parent or legal guardian for anyone who is under the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence. This does not apply to personal information that is publicly available (for example: facts about public or historical figures found on internet or in a book). Participants must be prepared to provide the signed Personal Information Consent form if the CRRF asks them to do so. Failure to provide such form may result in disqualification.