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VIDEO, ESSAY AND POSTER CONTEST

2017-2018 School Year

The J. Cameron Watson Kindness Award is presented annually to a student in Grade 7 or 8 who attends an Ontario school.

For more information, click on the links:

For the results from 2017, click here.

For the results from previous years, click on the corresponding year:
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

A brochure of this page, in PDF format, can be download here. pdf icon

Returning again this year: VIDEO submissions!


Our Video/Essay/Poster Contest has CLOSED for this year. Watch for the results which will be posted in June. Thank you to all of the students who submitted such creative and high-quality entries.

VIDEO

Students may submit an original video or animation, using a camera or smartphone (video/animation not to exceed 3 minutes), in French or English on the following theme:

If I ran a pet shelter.

ESSAY

Students may submit an original essay in French or English on the topic:

If I ran a pet shelter.

POSTER

Students may submit a poster with a clear message, using any medium, with the theme:

If I ran a pet shelter.

PRIZES for each Category

Top prize: $300

Five runner-up prizes of $100

Five honourable mentions of $50

CONTEST RULES

  • Students must be in Grade 7 or 8.
  • All entries must be original.
  • The following information must be on the back of each entry:
    • Student's name, age and grade
    • Teacher's name
    • Name, address, and phone number of school
  • All entries become the property of the sponsor and may be reproduced.
  • The decisions of the judges are final.
  • Essays must be no more than 350 words, typed and double spaced.
  • Posters must not be less than 30 by 39 cm or 11 ½ by 14 inches. Please roll posters for mailing.
  • Videos may be produced by one student, a group, or a class. Prize money is shared if it is a group/class entry. Videos may be submitted either electronically, on a memory stick or DVD. Video length not to exceed 3 minutes.

ATTENTION: Only entries complying with the rules will be eligible for the prize money.

JUDGING

First round judging will be done by the visiting teachers of the Kindness Program. The final judging will be done by the Directors of The Beatrice Watson-Acheson Foundation.

SEND ENTRIES TO

» Students from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) including Toronto, Peel, Durham, Central and Western Ontario:

The Beatrice Watson-Acheson Foundation
Attn: Ms. Glenda Deigan
P.O. Box 264
Borden, Ontario, L0M 1C0

» Students from the greater Ottawa area including Eastern Ontario:

The Beatrice Watson-Acheson Foundation
Attn: Mrs. Jennifer Snell
4740 Dunning Road
Navan, Ontario, K4B 1J1

» Videos may be submitted electronically to:

beatricewatson_acheson@yahoo.ca

DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2018. Winners will be notified in early June 2018.

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