To enter the contest, the class must select a Parks Canada place and create a video that tells the story of its importance to Canadians, using the theme of Canada's Coolest Stories: where nature and history meet. The contest is now open and we would like to highlight the following dates:
Entry: Classes can enter from October 16, 2013 to February 24, 2014.
Public Voting: The public can vote for their favourite videos once a day from March 3-24, 2014. Announcement of Winners: A jury will judge the 10 entries that receive the most votes, to determine the grand prize winners (trip to British Columbia valued at $50,000) as well as three runner-up winners (field trip valued at $750). The jury will also select five honourable mentions (prize package valued at $600) among all entries. Winners will be announced the first week of April.
Trip: The grand prize winners will travel to British Columbia from June 2-6, 2014.
The My Parks Pass program is a partnership between Parks Canada, Canadian Geographic Education, Historica Canada, Nature Canada and new this year Canadian Wildlife Federation. Together, we are working hard to connect young Canadians to their natural and historical treasures.
Our respective organizations work hard to connect young people to their natural and historical heritage, and I'm asking for your support today to help us spread the word so that grade 8/secondary 2 classes benefit from this great opportunity. I invite you to use or adapt the content above and send it to your partners, networks, members, and professional and personal contacts. If appropriate, you may also wish to post on your own website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. And please don't limit this message to teacher networks. Everyone knows a student or teacher in grade 8/secondary 2, so the more people who know the better! Feel free to use or adapt the following tweet:
- Calling all gr. 8 / sec. 2 students and teachers: enter by Feb. 24 to win Canada’s Coolest School
Trip #Contest! @MyParksPass [Link to www.myparkspass.ca]
- Élèves et profs de sec.2/8e année:#Concours la sortie la plus cool au Canada se termine le 24
fév. Inscrivez-vous! @passeportparcs [Lien au www.monpasseportparcs.ca]
For more information and contest rules, please visit www. myparkspass.ca or www.monpasseportparcs.ca.
As always, your support in connecting young Canadians to nature and history is greatly appreciated.