Oct. 09, 2019

Teachers sign-up now! New Meaning of Home contest teacher portal

Teachers! Sign up to our new online teacher portal

NEW this year for teachers – our online teacher portal will also allow you to easily track your class impact and enter submissions on behalf of your students.

Illustrated image from part of Grade 6 student Hannah's winning entry from last year.

The Meaning of Home contest is a national writing contest that asks Grade 4, 5 and 6 students to share what home means to them. This year’s contest opens January 6, 2020, but teachers who want to participate can visit and register at meaningofhome.ca to download an educational module that will help them make the contest a great learning experience in the classroom and a unique and meaningful way to get students involved in the creative writing process.

Each student entry means a $10 donation to a local Habitat for Humanity, meaning every student can help make a difference by sharing what home means to them and we will send out regular contest updates, including when the contest officially launches and when winners are announced in May.

Three grand prize winners (one for each grade) will win a $30,000 grant to direct towards the Habitat for Humanity of their choice, and nine runners up (three from each grade) will win a $10,000 grant for a local Habitat for Humanity. Thanks to their inspiring words, and the support of founding sponsor Genworth Canada and award sponsors Revera Inc. and The Silver Hotel Group, the Meaning of Home contest has raised over $1.5 million to build homes across Canada for families in need of decent and affordable housing.

Contest launches January 6, 2020

The Meaning of Home contest launches January 6, 2020 and submissions will be accepted until February 21, 2020. Winners will be announced by the end of May.