The Meaning of Home contest is a unique and meaningful way to get your children involved in creative writing and giving back in their community. Each contest entry results in a $10 donation from Sagen™ (formerly Genworth Canada)1 to Habitat for Humanity to build affordable homes in partnership with families in your community. The goal is to teach students the importance of actively participating to better their communities.

In addition to winning great prizes (listed below), your children will be learning the importance of safe, affordable housing while helping build a home for a future Habitat homeowners.

Each grade will have a grand prize winner and three runners-up.

Grand Prize Winner (three total, one per grade) – $30,000 grant each

Each grade winner of the Meaning of Home contest will receive a $30,000 grant to direct to a local Habitat build. In addition to the $30,000 grant, the contest grand prize winners will also receive an iPad and a pizza party for their class.

3 Runner-up Prizes (nine total, three per grade) – $10,000 grant each

Three contest runners-up per grade will receive a $10,000 grant to direct to a local Habitat build project, an electronic tablet and pizza party for their class.

And $10 per essay will be generously donated by the contest’s founding sponsor, Sagen, to your local Habitat for Humanity for every contest entry submitted. That means that your student’s participation is helping Canadian families access safe, decent and affordable homes that they pay for with a no down payment, affordable mortgage.

1. Sagen™ is the business name of Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada (“GFMICC”) and is a trademark owned by Sagen MI Canada Inc. Genworth Canada is the former brand name of GFMICC.