11th Genworth Canada Meaning of Home contest
Building homes, building hope, one essay at a time through Genworth Canada's Meaning of Home contest!
Looking for a fun way to incorporate creative writing into your classroom curriculum while providing your students with a unique opportunity to make a difference in their community?
The 11th Genworth Canada Meaning of Home contest (October 10th to November 30th, 2017), invites Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written essay, poem or video that reveals what home means to them for a chance to direct $50,000 to a local Habitat for Humanity build of their choice.
How to Get Started
Go to meaningofhome.ca to download the Genworth Canada Meaning of Home contest education module, including lesson plans, classroom activities, writing tips, contest poster and a Habitat for Humanity Canada fact sheet.
The Genworth Canada Meaning of Home contest is a great way to:
• Encourage independent and critical thought
• Promote creative writing
• Increase awareness around social issues
• Promote community involvement
Students can submit their entries online or by mail between October 10th and November 30th. Submission forms for both online and mail submission can be found at meaningofhome.ca.
For more information on contest rules, or to submit your students’ entries, visit meaningofhome.ca. The contest winner and runners-up will be announced in February 2018.
Grand Prize Winner - $50,000!
The winner of the 2017 Genworth Canada Meaning of Home contest will receive a $50,000 grant to direct to a local Habitat build of their choice. In addition to the $50,000 grant, the contest winner will also receive an iPad, a pizza party for their class and $1,000 for their school!
10 Runner-up Prizes - $5,000 each!
Ten contest runners-up will each receive an iPod touch, a pizza party for their class and a $5,000 grant to direct to a local Habitat build of their choice.
Dollars per Essay – Up to $10 per essay!
Local Habitats will be awarded up to $10 for every Genworth Canada Meaning of Home contest entry submitted by students within their region.
Last Year’s Winner
Last year Habitat for Humanity Iqaluit received a $50,000 grant from Genworth Canada towards the construction of a new Habitat home in an Indigenous community, thanks to Grade 6 student Bensen Wilmer of Victoria, British Columbia, winner of the 2016 Genworth Canada Meaning of Home contest.
A digital version of Bensen’s winning essay is available by clicking here.
If you have any questions regarding the Genworth Canada Meaning of Home contest please contact Ana Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Online submission