Top Illustrated Stories 2021

Here are the top entries for the 2021 Kayak Kids' Illustrated History Challenge.

Posted November 27, 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Kayak Kids' Illustrated History Challenge! We received many wonderful stories about Canada's history.

Congratulations to this year's finalists.


Lynnea U.

Rosenort, Manitoba

Viola Desmond’s Story

Taking the perspective of a family member, Lynnea beautifully writes about a pivotal moment in Viola Desmond’s life.

Isaac L.

Murdochville, Quebec

La Résistance du Nord-Ouest

Isaac eloquently details the events of the North-West Rebellion of 1885 in his comic book-esque story.


Alexis M.
Unity, Saskatchewan
My Journey with Diabetes

Amanda S.
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Enemy Aliens

Calixa E.
Sanit-Cécile-de-Masham, Quebec
Wood and Waves

Gracie D.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Japanese Canadian Internment Camps: The Story of Kaye Kaminishi

Hailey J.
Toronto, Ontario
The Cholera Epidemic

Ian D.
Cambridge, Ontario
Tom’s Vimy Ridge

Jane H.
Toronto, Ontario
The Story of Catharine Parr Traill

Josiah G-M.
Kitchner, Ontario
Buck the Baby Deer

Layla J.
Calgary, Alberta
A Night at the Theatre

Mia R.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Rachel T.
Petersburg, Ontario
Laura Secord and the War of 1812

Saralyn B.
Frenchvale, Nova Scotia
Gone Forever

Anabel D.
Waterloo, Ontario
La bataille de Vimy Ridge

Laurent F.
Quebec, Quebec
La bataille des plaines d’Abraham

Mia B-M.
Edmonton, Alberta
La grande dépression

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