National Democracy Challenge 2015 – Challenge Details







Ready to vote

Canada's Democracy Week (#CDW2015) and its flagship activity, the National Democracy Challenge (#NDC2015), coincide this year with the 42nd federal general election.

#CDW2015 and #NDC2015 are aimed at Canadians under voting age. The initiatives feature hands-on activities to enhance knowledge and understanding of how Canada's democracy works and the role under-18s play in it.

This year's theme, Let's Get Canada Ready to Vote!, encourages Canadians to plan their participation in the 2015 federal election.

For more information on where, when and how to register and vote, check out the Elections Canada website.





Challenge Question



Show Canadians how to get ready to vote.

On October 19, Canadians across the country headed to the polls to cast their ballots. What did you learn during the 42nd federal election? Let us know by submitting a video, image/artwork or text that shows Canadians how to get ready to vote.



Key Dates



The Challenge opens on August 17, 2015.

The deadline to enter the Challenge will be November 9, 2015.



Eligibility




Canadians aged 14 to 17 can enter the National Democracy Challenge 2015.



Categories
and Prizes

Video Category

1st Place – Trip to Ottawa to attend Encounters with Canada's Democracy and Youth Week

2nd Place – GoPro Hero4 camera

3rd Place – $200 Best Buy gift card


Text category

1st Place – Trip to Winnipeg to participate in a human rights program at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

2nd Place – Apple iPad Air 2 64GB

3rd Place – $200 Best Buy gift card


Image/Artwork Category

1st Place – 64GB Apple iPhone 6

2nd Place – Kobo Aura H2O and $100 Indigo gift card

3rd Place – $200 Best Buy gift card


School Challenge - The school with the most eligible entries

Trip for one student to attend Forum for Young Canadians' week-long civic education program in Ottawa

Discover the winning entries from 2014.



Partners

Forum for Young Canadians

Forum for Young Canadians is providing a bursary for one student from the secondary school or Cégep with the most Challenge entries. The student will travel to Ottawa to attend Forum's week-long civic education program.

Encounters with Canada

Encounters with Canada, a program by Historica Canada, is providing a bursary for the 1st place winner in the video category. The winning student will travel to Ottawa to attend Encounters with Canada's Democracy and Youth Week – a week-long civic education program, which takes place in April 2015.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights is providing a bursary for the 1st place winner in the text category. The winning student will travel to Winnipeg to participate in a human rights program in the spring of 2016.



Judges

Meet the esteemed Canadians on this year's panel of judges:

Ilona Dougherty

Teresa Edwards

Rosanna Tomiuk

Paula Waatainan

Dr. John Young



Video


Enter the National Democracy Challenge contest
Link to Elections Canada