Two competitions for youth and new workshop on how to make a video and have fun

The Mathieu Da Costa Challenge

Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s annual Mathieu Da Costa Challenge is a fun way for young people to learn more about Canada’s cultural diversity. The contest invites young Canadians between the ages of 9 and 18 to submit an original piece of writing (e.g. short story, poem, song, play, illustrated story, essay, etc.) or artwork (including computer generated artwork) celebrating the contributions made by Canadians of Aboriginal, African or other backgrounds to the building of Canada.  The Challenge encourages young Canadians to embark on their own personal voyage of discovery by learning about the contributions that Canadians of different backgrounds have made in building our country. Participants submit an original piece of writing or artwork that illustrates how specific individuals from Canada’s Aboriginal, African and other backgrounds have contributed to the development of Canada. Winning entries are selected from three age groups (9-12, 13-15 and 16-18). For more information on how to participate in the Mathieu Da Costa Challenge, please visit
RACISM – STOP IT! National Video Competition

The Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition is part of Canada’s March 21 campaign against racial discrimination.  Youth between 10  and 20 years of age, are eligible to enter the Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition. They can create a video 45 to 60 seconds long sharing their thoughts on eliminating racism. They can work in a team of up to five people. Their video can feature as many people as they want-include their whole school or members of their community if they have something to say about stopping racism. For more information on the National Video Competition please visit
Deadline for submission December 31, 2010.
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