Aboriginal Arts and Stories
(Source: Aboriginal Arts & StoriesFacebook page.)

Aboriginal Arts & Stories is the largest and most recognizable creative writing competition in Canada for Aboriginal youth. The contest is open to Canadians of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 11-29.

To enter, create a writing or art piece that explores a moment or theme in Aboriginal history or culture. A 200-400 word Artist’s or Author’s Statement that explains how your piece reflects or interprets the moment or theme you selected must accompany your entry. This year’s deadline is March 31, 2015.

This contest is a very good opportunity for young people to launch a career in the arts, since winners receive national recognition for their work. Regardless of whether or not you place, all participants will receive a certificate of participation, which is a good CV resource.

The program is organized by Historica Canada—a national charitable organization that was launched in September 2009 through the amalgamation of two existing organizations: The Historica Foundation of Canada and The Dominion Institute.

For more information or to enter the contest, please visit the Aboriginal Arts & Stories website: http://www.our-story.ca/guidelines/.