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Participating in this competition helps strengthen both literacy skills and Canadian historical knowledge by encouraging Canadian kids between the ages of 7–14 to create their own illustrated story based on any element of Canada’s past they find of interest.
Two students will each receive an RESP for $1000, and a round trip for two people leaving from a major city centre to go to Rideau Hall to attend the National History Awards ceremonies presented by His Excellency the Governor General of Canada.
You can submit your entry online, by email, or by regular mail. Remember: all entries must be received by June 14, 2013.
Learn a little about the people who sit on the Kayak Illustrated History Challenge judging panel.
The 2012 English winner is Lena Rye for her illustrated story Fledgling. Mylan Champagne is the 2012 French winner who created the comic La bataille des plaines d'Abraham.
The Top 25 finalists of the Kayak Illustrated History Challenge are revealed. Winners will be announced later this fall.
The 2011 English winner is Divya Santhanam for her illustrated story A Long Forgotten Treasure. Emilya Snow is the 2011 French winner who created the comic La déportation des acadiens.
The 2010 English winner is Billy Parrell for her illustrated story A Silent Letter. Chanelle Albert is the 2010 French winner for her illustrated story Le Grand dérangement d’Élise.
In 2009 Kayak held its first-ever Illustrated History Challenge. The English winner was Zoé Banville for The Calfskin Robe and the French winner was Charlotte McNeely for La deportation dans la peau plumée d'un goéland.
The Kayak Kids' Illustrated History Challenge is generously supported by: