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Students aged 7 to 14 are invited to write a fictional tale or short historical summary based on an element of Canadian history or heritage that they consider important. The story must be accompanied by illustrations made by the student or copyright-free images taken from a government or institutional archive. Comics are also accepted for this competition. You have until June 30, 2021 to send us your illustrated story.
Fictional stories and historical summaries should be 500 to 1200 words long. They must include a minimum of three original illustrations related to the story (or three public-domain archival images in the case of students who will choose to write a historical summary). Comics should be 5 pages long and be around 500 words. Entries can be written in either English or French.
Submissions will be evaluated by our selection committee according to the following criteria:
The authors of the two winning texts, one in English and one in French, will receive an RESP worth $1,000.
There are two ways to register your entry for the Illustrated History Challenge.