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Snap a photo that exbreakdancer_TCEplores the cultural traditions in your family, school, or community. Tell us your image’s story in a short caption (200 words max). Think about your favourite food, a treasured object, a family photo album, buildings in your neighbourhood, local festivals, or even just look in the mirror– what stories of cultural heritage are told by these people, places and things?

 

Photo credit: Nestor Baltodano/flickr cc.

 

Think about the following:

  • How do we express culture in our daily lives here in Canada?
  • Have you shared in someone else’s culture or traditions? Tell us about that experience.
  • Is there an immigration story in your family, amongst your friends, or in your community that you can share?
  • Canada has been a place where different cultures have come together for hundreds of years. Is there a historical cultural moment you can share?
  • Why should we try to learn about cultures different than our own? How can it help us fight racism and discrimination? Is there an example you can share from your community?

Quebec Carnival 2013

Photo credit: Jamie in Bytown/flickr cc.

 

Please see our Rules and Regulations.

What do we accept?

  • Original photography accompanied by a 200-word caption (max.) in English or French 
  • For elementary students (Kindergarten to Grade 6), we accept poster or photo submissions.

Please note: if you submit a photograph, you must have obtained parental/guardian permission from anyone under 18 who appears in your photograph. It is important to get permission from anyone who appears in your photography submission, as these photos may be shared on the Passages Canada and/or Historica Canada websites or on Twitter or Facebook. See the full Rules and Regulations for more details.

We do not accept submissions by mail or fax. Submit your entry online, or by email, at passages@historicacanada.ca

What’s the deadline?

Contest entries will be accepted online until March 31, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Pacific Time).

Who can enter?

Elementary groups (Grades K to 6):

  • Send us your individual or collaborative photos or posters. Posters can be created in any style (i.e. illustrations, collages, graffiti board of words/images, a flag, etc).

Intermediate students (Grades 7 to 9, sec. I to III in QC):

  • We accept individual photos. (Photo essays are not accepted at this time.) Maximum one (1) photograph per entry. You may enter multiple times.

Senior students (Grades 10 to 12, sec. IV to V in QC)

  • We accept individual photos. (Photo essays are not accepted at this time.) Maximum one (1) photograph per entry. You may enter multiple times.

Young Adults (ages 18 to 29, non-students and students alike)

  • We accept individual photos. (Photo essays are not accepted at this time.) Maximum one (1) photograph per entry. You may enter multiple times.

Newcomer Adults (ages 18 and above, non-students and students alike)

  • We accept individual or group photos.

What can I win?

Details coming soon!

 

 

How will the winners be chosen?

  • A jury of artists, photographers, and experts in Canadian culture will determine the winners.