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Archived Articles 24 Sep 2009  EWR
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada is pleased to announce the official launch of the 2009–2010 Mathieu Da Costa Challenge National Creative Writing and Artwork Contest

The Mathieu Da Costa Challenge is an annual creative writing and artwork contest that celebrates the importance of multiculturalism and diversity in Canada.

The Challenge is open to youth aged 9 to 18, and provides them the opportunity to use their creative talents to discover how people from different backgrounds have helped make Canada what it is today.

Three winning entries will be selected from each age group (9–12, 13–15 and 16–18) in each of the following categories:

· Original piece of writing in English
· Original piece of writing in French
· Original piece of artwork

Additional honours include the Mathieu Da Costa Parks Canada Award – given to the three best submissions featuring the contributions of a National Historic Person of Aboriginal, African or other background to the building of Canada – and the Public Choice Award, which is voted by Canadians.

The winners, accompanied by a parent/guardian, receive an all–expenses paid trip to Ottawa where they take part in an Awards Ceremony hosted by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 19, 2010.

Viisit our website or contact us by phone or email for detailed information about the Challenge:

www.mathieudacosta.gc.ca
1-888-77-MULTI (1-888-776-8584)
 
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