All British Columbia Children and Youth are invited to participate in the Democracy and Me poetry contest to celebrate the importance of young voices in democracy.
The contest, co-sponsored by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the BC Legislative Assembly, encourages BC youth to create spoken word and poetry pages that share their voices and perspectives on community and democracy.
“This poetry contest offers a unique way to engage children and youth in democracy and to further strengthen the bonds between our public institutions and the youth of this province,” said Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of Columbia. British.
The contest is open to all K-12 students living in British Columbia. Entries will be accepted in three categories: Kindergarten to Grade 4; 5th to 8th grade and 9th to 12th grade. Each group receives a unique contest question to guide creative entries.
“I encourage all young people in British Columbia to participate in this exciting opportunity to explore and reflect on the importance of young people in community and democracy,” added Raj Chouhan, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. “I can’t wait to see the creative talent of our young citizens.”
One winner will be selected in each of the three categories. The winning works will be displayed in the Parliament Buildings. Each winner will receive a trip to Victoria, which will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Parliament Buildings and an opportunity to meet the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker.
The deadline for submission is February 28, 2022.
Full contest details, including how to enter and information for teachers, are available on the contest website.