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Kayak magazine launches Illustrated History Competition for children

Kayak Magazine, in collaboration with the Société Histoire Canada, offers young people aged 7 to 14 the chance to win an RESP of 1000 $ as well as a trip for two to Ottawa, or one of the twenty-five subscriptions to the magazine Les Débrouillards or Navigate in the history of Canada.

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Kayak Magazine, in collaboration with the Société Histoire Canada, offers young people aged 7 to 14 the chance to win an RESP of 1000 $ as well as a trip for two to Ottawa, or one of the twenty-five subscriptions to review The Resourceful or Navigate Canadian History.

Combining writing and illustration in a historical light, this is the major challenge facing the young participants in the competition recently launched by the Kayak magazine. In fact, students aged 7 to 14 have the mandate to write a story of 500 to 1,200 words from one or another of the eras or significant moments in Canadian history. The story thus created must be accompanied by two or three illustrations, but can also take the form of a comic strip.

As a reward, all aspiring authors will receive a certificate of participation. However, the twenty-five selected finalists will also see their work published on the site. Kayakmag.ca and will be able to benefit from a free subscription to the magazine Les Débrouillards or Navigate Canadian History.

In addition, in addition to getting their hands on an RESP of 1000 $, the two winners, one in each of the country's official languages, will have the honor of meeting the Governor General, His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, at Rideau Hall. (Ottawa), and to receive from him a gold medal presented at a special ceremony at the site. The trip to the capital also includes a visit to the Parliament as well as various national museums.

To enter the contest, all you need to do is submit your illustrated text by June 14, 2014, by email, online or by post. The selection criteria are as follows: creativity and originality, content and composition, grammar, spelling and quality of writing, use of illustrations. It is possible to draw inspiration from the winners of the previous year by visiting this page.

For more information, contact the Society History Canada at: concours@kayakmag.ca or visit this page.

About the Author

Anik Lessard Routhier
Anik Lessard Routhier
Anik is a freelance writer and lecturer at Collège Lionel-Groulx and Cégep Marie-Victorin.

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