The largest and most recognized art & creative writing competition in Canada for Indigenous youth is now accepting entries in their annual contest, Indigenous Arts & Stories; an art and writing competition for self-identified Indigenous youth ages 6-29 in Canada.

This contest aims to provide an opportunity towards cultural revitalization among Indigenous youth, as well as a national platform for expression. Youth are encouraged to submit pieces exploring Indigenous heritage, culture, or identity.

Prizes include up to $2000 in cash and a trip to Ottawa to be honoured at the Governor General’s History Awards.

This year’s deadline is March 31. The contest is open to Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (self-identified Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 6 and 29.

Create a writing or art piece that explores Indigenous heritage or culture.

Your entry into the Indigenous Arts & Stories competition must include a 200-400 word artist’s or author’s statement that includes a few words about you and explains how your piece explores Indigenous heritage and culture.

You may enter online with your desktop computer, or by mail.