The Royal Canadian Legion is very pleased to sponsor each year the Remembrance Posters and Literary Contest for all students in the Canadian school system. Contestants are challenged to exercise their creativity and submit a poster (black and white or colour), poem or essay on the theme of Remembrance. There are four levels—primary (grades1-3), junior (grades 4-6), intermediate (grades 7-9) and senior (grades 10-12).
The submissions are judged at the local legion branch where the first-place winners move up to the zone. Zone first place winners move up to district. District first place winners move up to provincial. Provincial first place winners move up to the dominion level. At the dominion level, all first-place winners from each province are judged to determine the national winners.
Certificates or plaques and monetary prizes are awarded at
each level of the competition. For our senior category, the first-place winners
in black and white poster, colour poster, poem and essay receive a trip for two
to Ottawa to attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony on November11th and
place a wreath on behalf of all Canadian youth. They also have an opportunity
to meet the Governor General and the Silver Cross Mother. In addition, all first-place
winning entries are displayed at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa for one
year. All second and third place posters are displayed at Parliament Hill for
Remembrance week in November.
District F was very pleased t learn that our intermediate contestant, Louise McCrow won first place for Ontario command and second place at the national level. Louise is a grade eight student at Hillcrest Public School in Campbellford. Louise entered her black and white poster at Campbellford Branch 103. This is quite an honour and we are so pleased today to present Louise with flowers from District F, her certificate, medal and monetary award from Ontario Command and her certificate for second place from Dominion Command. We hope that Louise will continue to enter our contest and hopefully encourage other students to enter as well.