The Meaning of Home contest is back for its 16th year on January 9th! The contest invites Grades 4, 5, and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written poem or essay explaining what home means to them. Since 2007, over 90,000 students have participated in the Meaning of Home contest, raising over $2 million to help build homes for families in need of decent and affordable housing.
The Meaning of Home contest offers a unique and meaningful way to get students involved in the creative writing process. The goal is to teach students about the importance of giving back to the community and foster their active participation as world citizens.
For every contest entry submitted $10 will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region.
There are also 12 prizes to be won thanks to our founding sponsor Sagen™, award sponsors Urban Systems Foundation, Home Trust, and Face to Face Games, and our judging sponsors Travelers Canada and Hunter Douglas.
Grand prize winner (three total, one per grade) – Each grand prize winner will receive a $30,000 grant generously donated by our sponsors for their local Habitat. Additional prizes include an iPad and a class pizza party.
Three Runner-up prizes (nine total, three per grade) – Each runner-up winner will receive a $10,000 grant generously donated by our sponsors for their local Habitat. Additional prizes include a Samsung tablet and a class pizza party.
The contest runs from January 9 to February 24, 2023.
Learn more or register at www.meaningofhome.ca