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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

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Meet the 2021 Winners

Read the illustrated storybook of Jake’s poem!

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.

Read Kara's winning poem, "What Home Means to Me."

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.
Quote:

I was surprised and excited when I found out I had won. This was my first poem and I worked hard on it, so I am very proud. People sometimes think that girls are more creative than boys, so I wanted to write my best poem to show that boys can be thoughtful, caring and creative.

Nathan

2020 grand prize winner

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