What does home mean to you?

National Writing Contest for Grades 4, 5 and 6

Coming January 3 to February 18, 2022

Important Dates

Teacher sign-up starts October 2021
Contest opens January 3, 2022
Contest closes February 18, 2022
Judging period February 20 - April 30, 2022
Winners announced May - June 2022
 Habitat for Humanity Canada Student Writing Contest

Thank you for supporting Habitat for Humanity Canada through the Meaning of Home contest.

Grades 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada are invited to submit a poem or essay explaining what home means to them. It’s a great way for students to engage in an interactive and fun way, and it teaches youth the importance of safe, affordable housing.

Meet the 2021 winners

Kara

Kara

Grade 6
grand prize winner

Kara is the Grade 6 grand prize winner, from Orangeville, Ontario. Her grant goes to Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin.

Jake

Jake

Grade 5
grand prize winner

Jake is the Grade 5 grand prize winner, from Montréal, Quebec. His grant goes to Habitat for Humanity Quebec.

Annika

Annika

Grade 4 

grand prize winner

Annika is the Grade 4 grand prize winner, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her grant goes to Habitat for Humanity Manitoba.

Our Sponsors

Founding Sponsor

Sagen - Meaning of Home Student Contest Sponsor

Award Sponsors

Chapman’s - Meaning of Home Student Contest Sponsor Urban Systems Foundation - Meaning of Home Student Contest Sponsor
Quote:

One of my students who didn’t know she was a writer can now confidently say she is. She was a runner-up in the 2020 contest and was able to direct money to a Habitat for Humanity project in our community. This contest is one of a kind and changes so many lives.

Janet

Teacher

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The more entries we receive, the more money is raised for families in need!