Poetry Contests

These poetry contests might inspire the next Earle Birney or Margaret Atwood…

Canada Writes Poetry Prize

Sponsor: CBC Books

Deadline: May 1, 2012

Prizes: First Prize $6000 + publication, 4 Second Prizes of $1000 + publication

Topic: Any

Format: Poetry, 400-600 words

Open to: Canadians of all ages, $25 entry fee

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/poetry/

Kisses and Popsicles Spring Poetry Contest: 

Sponsor: Pandora’s Collective

Deadline: May 15, 2012

Prizes: Varies between $30 and $100 depending on age, and publication

Topic: Any

Format: Poetry, Maximum lines is 50

Open to: All countries, all ages (3 age categories), $3-$5 per entry

Link: http://www.pandorascollective.com/what-we-do/contests

Refugees and Human Rights Child and Youth Poetry Contest

Sponsor: COSTI Immigrant Services

Deadline: May 16, 2012

Prizes: 3 First Prizes of $200.00 each.  3 Second and Third Prizes of $100.00 each.

Topic: Refugees and Human Rights

Format: An original poem 24 or fewer lines

Open to: Canadian, Grades 4-12, no entry fee

Link: http://www.costi.org/sys/anno_detail.php?id=41341

Express your Canadian side, have fun and win some swag!

Looking for authentic writing opportunities for your students?  Here are some contests and other opportunities to give them real life exposure. They are in order of deadline. The last two are contests for teachers!

Our Canada Magazine

Sponsor: Reader’s Digest

Deadline: ongoing

Prizes: Free year subscription and publication

Topic: True life Canadian stories, humorous anecdotes, pictures and more

Format: up to 600 words

Open to: everyone

Link: http://www.rd.ca/ourcanada/contribute/contribute_2009.php

Hilroy Spread the Word Environmental Award

Sponsor: Hilroy

Deadline: May 18, 2012

Prizes: $5000 RESP

Topic: Environmental Action

Format: “Like” Hilroy on Facebook, then submit essay-max 250 words, and picture

Open to: Canadian Students (10-18) who need to be nominated through Facebook by someone 18 or over

Link: https://www.facebook.com/hilroy.ca/app_218359844932047

Teacher Talent Contest

Sponsor: Teach Hub

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Prizes: $1000 for First Prize, $500 for Second Prize, $100 for 3rd, 4th and 5th

Topic: Teaching or any other talent

Format: Videos up to 5 minutes

Open to: American teachers

Link: http://www.teachhub.com/teacher-talent-contest

Instructables Education Challenge

Sponsor: Instructables, Autodesk Inc.

Deadline: June 4, 2012

Prizes: MacBook Air and VGA adaptor for First Prize, other prizes available

Topic: Project Based Learning activities

Format: Videos, Photos and/or Guides

Open to: Teachers in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Belguim, China, The Netherlands

Link: http://www.instructables.com/contest/education/?show=INFO


Win a $20,000 outdoor classroom or $5000 in tech

Majesta Trees of Knowledge Competition

Get outside! Up to 10 schools across Canada will win $17,500 to transform their school’s property with an outdoor classroom. An additional $2500 is provided in the form of technical advice and teaching resources from Trees Canada.

  • Deadline is January 27th.
  • Application includes essay or video, landscape plan, project description and viability and community support
  • Get more details here: http://www.majestatreesofknowledge.ca/

CDW Teaching with Technology

Do you have a good story to tell about how you use technology to achieve student success in your classroom? The Teaching with Technology Contest has four ways to enter:

  • Send them a story (two winners of $5000 in tech products)
  • Send them a video (one winner of $5000 in tech products)
  • Just enter your name! ( The sweepstakes winner gets $5500 in tech products)
  • Tweet ur tech story-unlimited entries (You can win $500 in tech products)
  • Deadline is February 29, 2012
  • Get more details here: http://teachingwithtechnology.ca/