A pair of promotions keep Remembrance Day in the forefront for youth year after year.
The Royal Canadian Legion – BC/Yukon Command hosts the Youth Remembrance Contest for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 across the province. Teachers and students can download entry forms online at legionbcyukon.ca/what-we-do/youth-and-remembrance. The deadline is Nov. 15 each year.
There is a poster category for Grades 1 to 12, essay for Grades 4 to 12, poetry for Grades 4 to 12 and video for Grades 7 to 12.
Entrants can create something broadly about remembrance or focus on something specific such as a family member who fought in a war, the poppy, a war memorial in your community, or the sacrifice of veterans.
Videos should be no longer than four minutes. Email links to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 15 for entry.
Entries are judged at at the local branch, regionally, provincially and nationally with cash awards.
Typically, a national winner earns a trip to Remembrance Day services in Ottawa. Submissions will also be displayed in the House of Commons or Canadian War Museum.