Children Write: Children's Rights Writing Competition
The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is a network of Canadian organizations and individuals who promote respect for the rights of children. Our third annual writing competition is a chance for children and young people to engage with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and why children should learn about their rights. This contest is open to children in Canada ages 7-17. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
This year's question:
Article 42 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child says that you have the right to know your rights. Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them. Many children in Canada say they do not know about their rights. Even more children say that they don’t know that they have a right to learn about their rights. It is important for children to know their rights for their own protection and for their understanding of opportunities that are available to them. Having an awareness of children's rights has also encouraged a number of child activists, including Autumn Pelletier, Malala Yousafzai, Shannen Koostachin, Iqbal Masih, William Kamkwamba and Greta Thunberg to make significant changes in the world. This year’s question asks:How can Canada do a better job to make sure children learn about their rights? Think of creative ways you would want to learn about your rights, and ideas for how adults (including teachers, governments, social workers, parents, etc) and children can both learn and teach rights.
Creative pieces may be submitted by the author, or by a teacher or parent.
Note: Suggestions include but are not limited to: writing a short story, picture book, poem, play, or creating a song, a music video, a game, or describing what you would have on a poster about children's rights. You can also do a proposal presentation, create a TV show or podcast, or develop a children's rights book club and describe what books you would like to read to learn about your rights.This year we are also allowing class or group projects with multi-media entries (i.e. podcasts, presentations, music videos, etc.). This will be a separate category with one winner.CategoriesAges 7-10Ages 11-14Ages 15-17Prizes in each age group courtesy of For the Love of Reading Foundation! Contest runs November 4th, 2022 to May 15, 2023
What city/town do you live in?
What province do you live in?
Newfoundland and Labrador
Where did you hear about this contest?
Name of School
What age category are you in?
Group (any ages; must be from a class)
Submit your creative piece (.doc / .docx / .pdf )
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