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2020 Meaning of Home Contest – Open for Submissions

The Meaning of Home contest, which runs from January 6, 2020, to February 21, 2020, invites Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written poem or essay (in French or English) explaining what home means to them for a chance to direct a $30,000 grant to a local Habitat for Humanity build of their choice. There is no cost to enter.

Since 2007, over 58,000 students have participated in the Meaning of Home contest. Thanks to their inspiring words and the support of founding sponsor Genworth Canada and award sponsors Revera Inc. and The Silver Hotel Group, the Meaning of Home contest has raised over $1.5 million to build homes across Canada for families in need of decent and affordable housing.

The Meaning of Home contest offers your child a unique and meaningful way to get involved in the creative writing process. The goal of this contest is to teach children about the importance of giving back to the community and the power they have as individuals to make a difference.

Key Dates:

January 6, 2020 – Contest opens for submissions
February 21, 2020 – Contest closes
February 22 to April 30, 2020 – Judging of entries
May 2020 – Winners are announced

To learn more visit or call
Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region at 705-750-1456.