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Meaning of Home

Student writing contest 2024

National Writing Contest for Grades 4, 5 and 6

How can I register for teacher resources?

Go to: website to register to submit your students entries and obtain curriculum toolkit prepared by Habitat for Humanity Canada. 

How can I submit?

Want more info? Contact Melissa Morrison of Habitat Northumberland at 289-252-0999 x29 or at

Submit your entry between January 8 - February 23, 2024

The Meaning of Home contest invites Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written poem, essay or video (English or French) explaining what home means to them. There is no cost to enter. Working with founding sponsor Sagen™ since 2007, over 68,000 students have shared what home means to them. Thanks to their inspiring words, and the support of our generous sponsors, the Meaning of Home contest has raised over $2.3 million to build homes across Canada for families in need of decent and affordable housing.

It’s a great way for students to engage in an interactive and fun way, and it teaches youth the importance of safe, affordable housing. Each entry results in a $10 donation to a local Habitat and the winner in each grade gets to direct a $30,000 grant to a local Habitat build PLUS an iPad and a pizza party for their class. Nine runners-up (3 per grade) will also get to direct a $10,000 grant towards a local Habitat build & a tablet and class pizza party for the runners up.

Local Realtors, Nikki + Jenn want you to participate! All classes in grades 4-6 with participation in the contest, will be entered to win 1 of 3 cash prizes of $150, for whatever your class needs

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