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The 2016 Canada Day Challenge has begun!

The 2016 Canada Day Challenge has begun!

The 2016 Canada Day Challenge has begun!

Youth from every region of the country are once again invited to take up the Canada Day Challenge.

Youth can participate in the 2016 Canada Day Challenge by submitting their creations in three exciting categories: Draw it!, Snap it! and Write it! There will be a total of nine finalists selected―three from each category. Three finalists will also be selected as the national winners to represent each category as part of winning posters for Celebrate Canada.

Get ready to pack your bags for an unforgettable, all-expenses-paid adventure in the Nation’s Capital Region!

This year, three grand prize trips for two to Ottawa will be awarded: national winners and a parent or legal guardian will get the chance to attend Canada Day 2016 celebrations, receive VIP access to exciting places, and meet some of Canada’s inspiring personalities. They’ll also tour museums, galleries, and so much more!

Lights! Camera! Action!

Winners will also have the opportunity to work with the NFBs amazingly talented team of Education Specialists, who will help them create their very own short films about their adventures in Ottawa.

Educators: share the enthusiastic testimonials and short films by last year’s winners with your students, and ask them to come up with ideas for their own works. Entries will be accepted from January 5 to April 1, 2016. Please visit the Canada Day Challenge 2016 for more details and to review the contest rules and regulations.

The 2015 edition of the Canada Day Challenge

Thanks to their creativity and imagination, these Canadian youth accepted the challenge of exploring the history, culture and their own Canadian identities, in discovering what makes this country so special.  The NFB participated in the Canada Day Challenge by offering a customized digital storytelling workshop for these young participants.  The end result are short films on their time in our country’s capital which was their big winning prize.

Take a look at the productions from the 2015 edition of the Canada Day Challenge.


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