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Multicultural Days
An International Perspective
June 23 - 25, 2005
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School Contest

Students from grades Junior Kindergarten through 12 are invited to celebrate the Canadian Multiculturalism Day by participating in a contest. On November 13, 2002, the Canadian Government announced that Canadian Multiculturalism Day will be held every year on June 27, as part of the ³Celebrate Canada!² schedule of events. This contest challenge students to answer the question, ³What does multiculturalism mean to you?² through words and pictures. To enter the contest this form must be completed and attached to each student¹s submission.

Students in Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students need to submit a picture (words optional), grades 1-8 need to submit a picture and a short piece of writing (250 words or less) on "What does Multiculturalism mean to you?" and grades 9-12 need to submit a short essay (500 -1000 words, picture optional) on the same question. All submissions should be 11x17 or smaller. Students in grades 1-5 should submit their entry on primary foolscap (the paper with the white space for the picture at the top and the blue lines for writing underneath). Students in grades 6-8 should submit their entry on standard bristol board in a poster format. Students in grades 9-12 should submit their entry as a typed or word-processed essay. Each entry should be marked with the student's first name (initial of last name if necessary) grade, school and school board. As the submissions will be displayed at a contest gallery at Brock University we wish to protect the identity of the students. Some entries may also be displayed on the web site.

Three winning students will be selected from each grade. Each winner will receive a gift certificate and a certificate of achievement. Winning schools will also be selected. The school that submits the highest percentage of student entries will win $1,000.00 for the school library. The schools that submit the second and third highest percentages of student entries will each win $500.00 for the school library. Winners will be notified by June 20, 2006. Winning entries and other selected submissions will be displayed during a poster gallery in the summer of 2005 at Brock University and on the contest web site (www.multiculturalday.ca).

In order to enter the contest, students need to obtain their parent or guardian's permission and complete the entry form. The entry form asks for some basic information about the student as well as some background family information. Completing this information is important as it helps the contest organisers assess the diversity of the students submitting to the contest. In addition, some of the children's work will be on display during the contest gallery and on the web site and we would like to be able to provide children's first names and ages.

Nunavut Application Form [DOC]
Principal Application Form [PDF]
Student Application Form [PDF]