Parliament Hill Ottawa - What Makes you Proud to be a Canadian?Win a Trip to Ottawa! Every year, the government of Canada asks youth from 8 to 18 years old across Canada to describe what makes them proud to be Canadian. For the 2016 What Makes You Proud to be Canadian? contest, entrants may draw a picture, take a photo, or write a short story, a poem or an essay. Youth can decide which category works best for them, or they can also submit entries in each of the three categories, although each entry must be submitted separately. Click here for guidelines about the specific categories.

The judges  are looking for entries that explore Canada’s history, culture, and identity and illustrate young Canadians’ pride in their country. Winners will receive great prizes, including all-expenses paid trip for two to Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill, and the opportunity to work with the amazingly talented team of education specialists from the National Film Board of Canada to create their very own short films about their adventures in Ottawa.

Entries will be accepted from January 4 to April 1, 2016. If you’re sending entries by post, they must be post marked by no later than April 1st, 2016.

“What Makes You Proud To Be Canadian?” Contest Details:

Where: Open to all citizens and permanent residents aged 8-18
Deadline: April 1st, 2016.