2020 Kayak Kids' Illustrated History Challenge Winners

Stories of Canadian history are brought to life through the writing and images of this year’s winners.

Posted October 30, 2020

Congratulations to Valentina and Jacobi, the 2020 winners of the Kayak Kids’ Illustrated History Challenge. While Valentina created a graphic novel-style and Jacobi juxtaposed archival images with a prose tale, both winners used immense creativity to highlight impactful Canadian histories.


Valentina O.

Nanaimo, BC

The Soul of a Boat

Through brilliantly painted graphic novel-style panels, Valentina depicts a story of immigration from the perspective of a boat coming to Canada.

Jacobi R.

Quebec, QC

Pas même un billet de char

In his essay adorned with archival photos, Jacobi recounts the Quebec riot that took place between March 28 and April 1, 1918 in the context of the Conscription Crisis in Quebec.

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