Experiences Canada 150&Me is a unique multi-destination youth event and series of regional forums for young people between the ages of 14 and 19, to be held across Canada over a three-month period culminating in Ottawa the week before Canada Day. 150&Me will involve thousands of young Canadians in a conversation about Canada’s future, encouraging young people to take a leadership role in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. The topics covered at each forum will vary from place to place, allowing for a more in-depth discussion of the key themes as identified by our youth. These themes may include: Environment; Human Rights; Relationship with Indigenous Communities; Canada’s Place in the World; Immigration, Diversity and Canadian Identity; Education and Innovation. A leadership group of 150 students representing all of the regional forums will travel to Ottawa from June 27-July 3, 2017 to present their findings to government, business, and community leaders and to participate as volunteers throughout the week in Canada’s 150th celebrations. 150&Me is proud to be a Canada 150 Signature Initiative.
SHAPING CANADA’S FUTURE
Answer the question:
“What is the greatest opportunity or challenge facing Canada for your generation?”
- Video: Your video can be a short film or performance art of any kind. Group consent must be given from members of video where applicable. Your video can be a maximum length of 2-3 minutes. Submit as a YouTube or Vimeo link with ”public” settings.
- Image: Your image can be a photo, a painting or a diagram. Digital submissions must be a minimum of 1MB and a maximum of 1GB in size. Submit as JPG/GIF/PNG.
- Graphic Novel: Your graphic novel can be a maximum length of 5 pages. Submit as PDF.
- Sculpture or Visual Art: Your sculpture or visual art piece can be submitted as a photo or a video along with a 500-word description of the piece.
- Written Text: Your essay can be between 750-1000 words. Your poem can be a maximum of 32 lines. Submit as PDF.
All written submissions must include a Works Cited page that lists any research or information from other sources. The summative assessment must be completed individually in order to be eligible for the 150&Me project.
|Originality||Submission demonstrates original thinking. Topic is unique and stands out among program entries.|
|Communication||Message provides a number of examples of impact and demonstrates an understanding of challenges/opportunities with a high degree of clarity.|
|Structure||Complex written structure, production, or artistic skill is reflected with few inaccuracies.|
|Canadian Content||Information is thoroughly organized and researched, almost all information is from Canadian sources and/or shows an understanding of Canadian culture.|
*Each submission must be accompanied by a maximum 500-word descriptive statement. All submissions must have all copyrights and permissions confirmed. Plagiarism of any kind will result in immediate disqualification. No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used in your submission unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this challenge. The content of your submission must not promote illegal behaviour. It must not support invidious prejudice of any kind, including racial, religious, sexual or other. The content of your submission must not invade the privacy of any person or be otherwise inappropriate as determined by Experiences Canada.
For questions about Experiences Canada 150&Me challenge guidelines and criteria please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org