The Meaning of Home contest invites Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written essay about what home means to them for a chance to direct $50,000 to a Habitat for Humanity build of their choice in Canada and receive a pizza party for their entire school.
By entering, students have the chance to make a difference in their community. Genworth Canada will donate $5.00 CAD to the Habitat affiliate closest to the entrant’s city of residence. Every participant also has a chance to win the top prize which consists of a $50,000 donation from Genworth Canada to the Habitat affiliate of their choice, as well the winner’s school receives $1,000. Plus, there is 5 runner-up prizes of $5,000 donations to Habitat affiliates.
That’s not all! The winner and runners-up get a pizza party for their classroom, in addition to other great prizes.
By incorporating the writing contest in classroom activities, teachers are able to use it to meet core curriculum requirements by:
- encouraging independent critical thought;
- promoting creative writing; and
- increasing awareness of social issues
Visit www.meaningofhome.ca for full contest details.