Send the e-mail to the MCSP judges with "Essay Competition" as the subject. If the above link doesn't work on your computer, then you probably don't have an e-mail client e.g. Outlook installed. In this case, send your essay to the following e-mail address essay at mensacanada DOT ca and use Essay Competition as. When Natasha Mukhtar submitted a paper to Professor Beverley Baines this past school year, she had an understandable amount of pride in it. As a project supervised by Professor Baines, it represented months of work on a case comment regarding equality rights. What she didn’t expect was it to be accepted for publication in the Canadian Journal of Family Law – and to win their Allan Falconer Memorial Student Essay Competition. “It was a paper I was really excited to write,” she says, “but I was initially really worried about whether it was any good! It was about a complicated case, where the judgement itself is around 500 paragraphs, there are three different lines of dissent and it’s difficult to decipher what the outcome of the case even is since the court was so divided. I’m grateful that the editors of the thought my paper was able to make sense of and contribute something based on such a controversial and complicated case.” The paper, a case comment on Eric v. Lola, combines the context of family law in Quebec and the constitutional law element of a Charter challenge. “The facts of the case are fascinating: it was a dispute between the owner of Cirque du Soleil and his common law partner who was a Brazilian model who he began a relationship with when she was just 17 and he was 32,” Mukhtar explains.
Writing Competitions. Every year, a variety of organizations offer significant awards to students for writing essays on legal issues. These awards are advertised in. Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize class actions · Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize competition Canadian Institute for the administration of Justice. The Institute for Liberal Studies is accepting submissions answering the question “Should Universities Have Limits on Freedom of Expression? The following prizes will be awarded: Graduate Students 1st Place – $1,500 2nd Place – $750 3rd Place – $500 Undergraduate Students 1st Place – $1,000 2nd Place – $500 3rd Place – $250 To be eligible, you must be a full-time post-secondary student studying in Canada, or a Canadian resident enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in another country. As with all academic writing, it is expected that you will use citations for all non-original ideas. Any widely accepted academic citation format may be used.
Eligibility. The contest is open to all DND military Regular and Reserve and civilian personnel and students attending post-secondary educational institutes. Topic. Write on any topic of military history or specific military interest that pertains to The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. Rules. Essay entries should be. ) Zsuzsi Gartner pens a portrait of an amputee cinephile named Zoltan whose sense of the world is derived from the human stories that pass through his (and others’) camera lens. In one scene, at the hospital, the ailing character is suddenly inspired to think of himself as a “little dog,” the kind that audiences root for to overcome challenges. Happy ones with strong little dogs, or more of a dissolution into empty water? The narrator explains: He meant the North American penchant for happy endings. But in the original fairy tales we all know the most diabolical things happen, eyes are pecked out by birds, there’s cannibalism and decapitation, and the little mermaid doesn’t marry the prince but dissolves into sad foam on the sea. Whatever your approach to the craft–and whether fiction, poetry, memoir or photography–you’ll find plenty of outlets for your stories in Canadian magazines. And so the NMAF presents its annual Winter/Spring Guide to Canadian Writing (and Photography) Contests. All contests and awards listed below accept previously unpublished works of Canadian poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and photography; listed in chronological order by deadline date. If you know of one that we missed, please let us know or Tweet at us @Mag Awards. We’ll update this post throughout the winter and spring as more contests are announced. And for more inspiration, check out the National Magazine Awards Archive, with hundreds of winning and nominated stories and poems to read. Find more awards, prizes and contests for magazine journalism on the Awards and Contests pages of this blog. Room Creative Short Forms Contest Genre: Fiction, Poetry or Creative Non-fiction (max 500 words) Deadline: January 29, 2017 Prizes: 2 prizes of $500 publication (1st); $50 publication (Honourable Mention) Entry Fee: $35 ($7 for each additional entry); includes subscription Details: Prism International Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction* Genres: Fiction (max 6000 words) Deadline: January 31, 2017 Prize: $1500 (1st); $600 (2nd); $400 (3rd); publication Entry Fee: $35; includes subscription Details: Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year Contest Genre: Poetry Deadline: February 1, 2017 Prize: $5000 (Poem of the Year); $500 (Honourable Mention); paid publication for shortlisted works Entry Fee: $35 ($5 for each additional entry); includes subscription Details: The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize* Genre: Poetry Deadline: February 1, 2017 Prize: $1000 to each of 2 winners; publication Entry Fee: $35; includes subscription Details: Union of Canada Short Prose Competition Genres: Non-fiction; Fiction Deadline: February 1, 2017 Prize: $2500 assistance with publication Entry Fee: $29 Details: Pulp Literature Magazine Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest Genre: Short Fiction (max 750 words) Deadline: February 15, 2017 Prize: $300 publication Entry Fee: $15 (includes subscription) Details: CBC Canada Writes Creative Non-Fiction Prize Genre: Creative Non-fiction (1200-1800 words) Deadline: February 28, 2017 Prize: $6000 publication in Banff Centre residency (1st); $1000 each to 4 runners up Entry Fee: $25 Details: New Quarterly Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest Genre: Poetry Deadline: March 17, 2017 Prize: Two prizes of $1000 publication Entry Fee: $40 (for first 2 poems; $5 each for additional); includes subscription Details: Alberta Views Public Spaces Photography Contest Genre: Photography Deadline: February 28, 2017 Prizes: $1000; publication Entry Fee: $30 ($15 for each additional entry) Details: https://ca/contests/ Matrix Magazine Robert Kroetsch Innovative Poetry Award* Genre: Poetry (manuscript) Deadline: March 1, 2017 Prize: Publication contract with Insomniac Press Entry Fee: $25 Details: 13th annual Geist Literary Postcard Story Contest Genre: Very short fiction or non-fiction (500 words max) Deadline: March 1, 2017 Prize: $500 (1st); $250 (2nd); $150 (3rd); publication Entry Fee: $20; includes subscription ($5 each additional entry) Details: The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Genre: Poetry Deadline: March 6, 2017 Prizes: $10,000 (1st); $2500 (to two honourable mentions) Entry Fee: $0 Details: Creative Non-fiction Contest Genre: Creative Non-fiction Deadline: March 8, 2017 Prizes: $500 (1st); $250 (2nd); $50 (3rd); publication Entry Fee: $35 ($7 for each additional entry); includes subscription Details: The New Quarterly Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Genre: Creative Non-Fiction Deadline: March 28, 2017 Prize: $1000 Entry Fee: $40; includes subscription Details: Vallum Chapbook Award Genre: Poetry (chapbook 12-20 pages) Deadline: March 31, 2017 Prize: $125 publication Entry Fee: $25 Details: Magazine 29th annual Short Grain Writing Contest Genres: Fiction (max 2500 words); Poetry (max 100 lines) Deadline: April 1, 2017 Prize: $1000 (1st); $750 (2nd); $500 (3rd); publication Entry Fee: $40 (for two entries in one category); includes subscription Details: Alice Munro Festival Short Story Contest Genre: Short Fiction (max 2500 words; separate categories for adults and youths) Deadline: April 1, 2017 Prizes: $1,500 (adults prize); $500 (youth prize) Entry Fee: $25 (adults); $10 (youth) Details: Cooper Fiction Competition Genre: Fiction (max 10,000 words) Deadline: April 3, 2017 Prizes: $10,000 for best story by an emerging writer; $5000 for best story by a career writer; publication Entry Fee: $30; includes subscription Details: Exile Literary Quarterly Gwendolyn Mc Ewan Poetry Competition Genre: Poetry Deadline: April 3, 2017 Prizes: $1500 for Best Suite; $1000 for Best Suite by an Emerging Poet; $500 for Best Poem; publication Entry Fee: $25; includes subscription Details: CV2 2-Day Poem Contest Genre: Poetry Deadline: April 3, 2017 (registration; competition is held April 8-9) Prize: $500 (1st); $300 (2nd); $150 (3rd); publication Entry Fee: $26; includes registration subscription (registration only is $16) Details: Pulp Literature Magazine Magpie Award for Poetry Genre: Poetry (max 100 lines) Deadline: April 15, 2017 Prize: $500 publication (1st); $50 for each of 2 runners-up Entry Fee: $25 (includes subscription); $10 for each additional entry Details: Event Magazine Non-Fiction Contest Genre: Creative Non-fiction (5000 words or fewer) Deadline: April 15, 2017 Prize: $1500 in total cash prizes; publication Entry Fee: $34.95; includes subscription Details: The Malahat Review Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction Genre: Fiction (max 3500 words) Deadline: May 1, 2017 Prize: $1000; publication Entry Fee: $25 (additional entries are $15); includes subscription Details: New Quarterly Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award Genre: Fiction Deadline: May 28, 2017 Prize: $1000 publication Entry Fee: $40; includes subscription Details: Ricepaper ACWW Emerging Writer Award Genre: Poetry (book-length manuscript) Deadline: June 1, 2017 Prize: $250 publication (1st); prize packs publication (2nd & 3rd) Entry Fee: $25; includes subscription Details: Antigonish Review Sheldon Curray Fiction Prize Genre: Fiction (max 20 pages) Deadline: June 1, 2017 Prize: $600 (1st); $400 (2nd); $200 (3rd); publication Entry Fee: $25 (includes subscription) Details: Pulp Literature Magazine Hummingbird Flash Fiction Contest Genre: Short Fiction (max 1000 words) Deadline: June 15, 2017 Prize: $300 publication Entry Fee: $15 (includes subscription) Details: Other contests may be added to the list as Winter melts into Spring.
Mar 21, 2017. Fiction and nonfiction writing contests. Ready to share your novel or personal essay with the world? Whether you're a newbie or more established writer, you're likely eligible for a few of these contests. are pleased to announce the fifteenth annual Harvey T. The prize of $10,000 is awarded to an outstanding student paper on Canadian class actions. C., Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Class Action Review, and Irwin Law Inc. The winner of the prize is also invited to join the judging panel for the competition in the following year. Eligibility All Canadian university students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program are eligible for the prize. Essays may be written from the perspective of any discipline or from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Submissions must involve an aspect of class actions, which may include legal, accounting, computer science, management, public relations, and financing issues, among others. Submission Information All essay submissions must be typed and be between 8,000 and 15,000 words (not including citations). We also ask that you submit a short abstract of no more than 250 words with your paper. Strosberg Essay Prize must be submitted in both print and electronic form (.docx, .doc, or format but .pdf). If you are submitting a paper in French, please provide an English abstract. However, if a co-authored paper does win the competition, the $10,000 prize will be split among all authors. The deadline for the electronic submission is April 9, 2018; the hard copy may arrive up to five days after that date. The winning paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the Canadian Class Action Review.
Student Essay Contest Launched By CIC Victoria and UVictoria. In cooperation with the CIC Victoria Branch, the Centre for Global Studies is sponsoring an essay competition with three cash prizes for senior undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University. Students are. 03/28/2018 WINNIPEG — A grade four student at Winnipeg’s St. Alphonsus Catholic School was chosen from more than 7,000 participants across Canada to receive a $50,000 grant for Habitat for Humanity. Nine-year-old Ryan Mota wrote about ancestors, family and hope in his winning essay entry in Genworth Canada’s 11th annual Meaning of Home Contest in support of Habitat for Humanity. Along with the ability to direct his grant to Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, Mota also receives an i Pad, a pizza party for his class, and a $1,000 donation to his school. “We are thrilled that the winner and one of the 11 runner-up students of this national contest are from Winnipeg,” said Habitat Manitoba CEO Sandy Hopkins. “The Meaning of Home Contest not only provides one more opportunity to discuss the importance of a safe, decent and affordable place to live, but it also is developing future philanthropists,” said Hopkins, adding that more than 1,000 Manitoba students from grades 4, 5 and 6 entered the competition this year, “and that means that over 1,000 more families are now talking about Habitat and the importance of affordable housing.” Mota’s essay can be read in the Catholic Schools section of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg website. Since the Meaning of Home contest launched in 2007, the national competition has received more than 50,000 essays from elementary school students. The contest has helped to direct more than $1,000,000 to Habitat for Humanity Canada and local Habitats in every province and territory.
JCCF 2017 Essay Contest Winners. Each year, Canada's public universities receive more than $13 billion from the federal and provincial governments. While promising to uphold freedom of expression and academic freedom as means to pursue truth, many taxpayer-funded universities have instead accepted speech. We value excellent academic writing and strive to provide outstanding essay writing services each and every time you place an order. We write essays, research papers, term papers, course works, reviews, theses and more, so our primary mission is to help you succeed academically. Most of all, we are proud of our dedicated team, who has both the creativity and understanding of our clients' needs. Our writers always follow your instructions and bring fresh ideas to the table, which remains a huge part of success in writing an essay. We guarantee the authenticity of your paper, whether it's an essay or a dissertation.
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Welcome to the 2017 Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest. Here you can learn more about this year's essay contest and Official Rules, check out last year's essay winners, and submit your own essay into the competition! Teachers, be sure to check out our Teacher Resources section to learn how to bring free A&E. The details for the 2018 Jack Boan Student Essay Competition can be downloaded here. Les détails pour le concours de dissertation 2018 peuvent être téléchargés ici. In 2008, the Justice Emmett Hall Memorial Foundation launched its annual student essay competition. Its intent is to foster and celebrate Canadian health economics, health services and health policy research among undergraduate and graduate students. Yearly submissions must address at least one of the five criteria for a national health service advocated by Justice Hall in the 1964 Royal Commission on Health Services Report that later formed the principles for the Canada Health Act: Public Administration, Comprehensiveness, Universality, Portability and Accessibility. Three prizes are awarded annually for the best essay at the undergraduate, master, and Ph D level. The competition typically begins accepting submissions in January and remains open until the end of March for any given year. In 2015 the annual Justice Emmett Hall student essay competition was renamed to celebrate Dr.
A calendar of essay contests and other non-fiction writing competitions, prizes and awards. Any style or subject - all contest entrants receive a 1 year subscription to Prism International - winners published in the Prism International magazine - second prize C$600 and C$400 third prize - entry is C$35 if you live in Canada. The OBA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural OBA Foundation Canadian Aboriginal, Environmental and/or Natural Resources Essay Competition. In 2014, the contest was administered by a faculty member at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. The competition was open to law students in Ontario and the entries are intended to address issues in Canadian aboriginal (including indigenous legal traditions), environmental and natural resources law. Entries from law students across Ontario were received and judged by a distinguished panel of judges. First place - Shirelle Goodman - Western Law - "Over-Incarceration, the Residential School System and the Destruction of Indigenous Legal Traditions; Why Canadian Jurisprudence is not Going to Solve the ' Problem' of Over-Incarceration of Aboriginal People in Canada but a US-Style Tribal Court System Will" ($1,000 prize) Second place - Maria Nunez - Queen's University - "O Canada, Keep our Land Glorious and Free.
Rules and Regulations. The Government of Canada History Awards are presented by the Government of Canada and Canada's National History Society. Up to $200,000 in prizes will be presented to exceptional young Canadians in two categories High School and University. By submitting an essay for consideration. Not everyone can boast an amazing GPA, a scroll of extracurricular activities, and top marks on their standardized tests. That doesn't mean you're at a disadvantage when it comes to applying for – and winning – scholarships. It only means you have to be a little more creative. If you're a good writer who is able to come up with essays on a variety of topics, a scholarship essay contest could be a natural option for you. While some scholarship essay contests will still ask you to describe those qualities mentioned above as part of the application process, even if they're not weighted heavily among the judges of that award, many more only ask that you produce a thoughtful, well-crafted essay based on a topic of that scholarship provider’s choice. Some will ask you to get political, some will challenge you to come up with workable solutions to problems facing the country, and some will ask you to describe your passion for a particular field of study or potential career. Luckily for you, even if you're struggling to get going on a topic, we have a number of resources to help you come up with a winning, effective scholarship essay. We've compiled a list of scholarship essay contests below.
Au service de la communauté universitaire du Canada depuis plus de 30 ans. The undergraduate essay competition is open to all undergraduate students in Women's and Gender Studies courses. Johanna Lewis University of Toronto, “Canadian Imperialism, Queer Diasporas, and Pinkwatching Jason Kenney.” These are monetary awards, usually based on academic excellence coupled with other criteria including, but not limited to, career pursuits, volunteer activity, and active community participation. If you wish to apply for an award, it is important to follow the application instructions exactly. In the past, students have been disqualified for incomplete or inaccurate submissions. Instructions for each award are included within the award description. The Albert & Pirkko Karvonen Environment Award is intended to recognize the academic achievement of AU undergraduate program or non-program (unclassified) students who have demonstrated academic excellence. It is awarded annually (July 1 of previous year to June 30 of current year) to the students who have completed and achieved the highest grade in: • BIOL205 • BIOL207 • BIOL345 • ENSC200 • ENSC495 • ENSC496 Minimum course grade of 3.60 or higher is required.
The OBA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural OBA Foundation Canadian Aboriginal, Environmental and/or Natural Resources Essay Competition. In 2014, the contest was administered by a faculty member at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. The competition was open to. Showcase your ideas on public policy and the role of markets by entering our essay competition. $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded with $3,000 of this is designated just for high school students! Winning essays may be published in Fraser Institute journals and authors will have the opportunity to experience the peer review process. Categories and Prizes: The idea of raising the minimum wage in Canada and in some jurisdictions in the United States is a contentious topic. Proponents of a higher minimum wage tout that such increase will be an effective tool for helping those in poverty.
One $1000 top prize will be awarded for one personal essay no word limit. Entry fee $40 per essay includes a 1-year Canadian subscription or renewal to The New Quarterly. We are interested in essays in which the writer's personal engagement with the subject provides the frame or through-line. If names used in your. Teachers and peers help students through a process of self-reflection and discussion about a significant event – a turning point – in their lives. Entries will be assessed on the basis of originality of thought, clarity of language, organizational structure, use of conventions such as grammar and spelling, understanding of a "turning point" and impact on the reader. Once an essay is submitted to The Learning Partnership, the essay becomes the property of The Learning Partnership. Students whose essays are chosen for inclusion in the Anthology of Winning Essays will read their essays at the awards event. Students then write an essay about that event to relate its significance to their present situation – and to their future. Prizes will be awarded at an Awards Celebration event (exact dates for each location are on the timeline to which finalists, parents, teachers, principals, trustees, directors of education, members of the steering committee, and judges will be invited. They are then encouraged to submit their essays for formal evaluation, recognition, and publication in an annual anthology. Those chosen for publication receive cash prizes, engraved plaques, a copy of the anthology, and are invited to recognition events in their area. Students currently in Grades 6-12 whose teachers have registered for the program are eligible to submit essays in consultation with their teacher. Essays must adhere to the maximum word count for the grade level: Group A Grade 6: 250 to 350 words Group B Grades 7 and 8: 350 to 500 words Group C Grades 9 and 10: 500 to 700 words Group D Grades 11 and12: 800 to 1,000 words 3. It is suggested that student essays be assessed/evaluated in the classroom as part of the Language (English/French/ESL/ELD) program. Essays must have an effective title (note that "My Turning Point" or "Turning Point essay" will not be accepted).
Showcase your ideas on public policy and the role of markets by entering our essay competition. $9000 in cash prizes will be awarded with. But a recent study by the Fraser Institute found that 88% of minimum wage earners in Canada do not actually live in low-income households. In fact, nearly 60% of these earners are. The clay message was sent from someone called Nanni to an Ea-nasir in ancient Mesopotamia, protesting about the low quality of copper ingots offered during a trade with Nanni’s messenger. Nanni demands that his money be returned post-haste. Great Questions Essay Competition Griffith Observer Annual Boeing Writing Contest Germans from Russia Heritage Society Griffin Poetry Prize Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award Humanist Essay Contest Immersion in the Science Worlds through the Arts International Affairs Forum Shakespeare Fellowship Essay Contest Society for the History of Discoveries Society of Professional Journalists Strokestown International Poetry Competition Teachers Against Prejudice Essay Contest Writing Contests for K – 12 Students Writers’ Union of Canada Contests Writers’ Trust of Canada Contests Young Environmental Writers Contest (SAGE Magazine) Young Naturalist Awards (AMNH) Writer Beware: Alerts about Schemes, Scams, & Pitfalls The only way to improve writing skills is to write more. Helpful writing exercises include: keeping a personal journal, writing letters to family and friends, and writing letters of opinions for publication. Writing poems, essays, family history, and short fiction can also be very helpful for focusing your attention on writing.
Join the Diamond Jubilee celebrations as Canada marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign! This site is designed to help you explore Canada's constitutional monarchy and the role the Queen plays in Canada's history, identity and culture. Encourages all of our readers to practice their craft and put their stories in front of the eyes of as many people as possible. Contests have always been a vital part of the writing world, giving writers the chance to have their work reviewed by editors and possibly published. Literary journals, universities and even regularly host contests, helping authors gain exposure and hone their craft. Choose your inspiration, submit before the deadline, and, as always, keep writing. Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “change.” Deadline: May 15th, 2018 Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine Word count: 2,000 words or less Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on as well. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when we launch a new one.
Sep 7, 2017. It is therefore proud to partner once more with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada IPAC and the academic community in organizing the National Student Paper Competition on the Future of the Public Service. The first edition of the competition focused on ideas and research related to the. National Officials Day is an annual initiative that takes place on 16 April. It was started by Sports Officials Canada to increase awareness and promote respect for officials in sport. To celebrate, Canada Soccer is inviting all registered referees to participate in our essay contest. Share your story by telling us why you became a referee and what you enjoy about it. To enter: Submit your essay to Michael Tucker by 30 April 2014. Make sure to include your name, age, referee class, Provincial Association and District. Prize: Two winners will receive an Umbro Referee Prize Pack, valued at $400.
From essay contests to moots and young lawyer awards, we have it all. Don't miss your chance to compete or recognize a colleague. To increase Undergraduate Medical Students’ awareness of the specialty of Anesthesiology and the role of Anesthesiologists’ in modern health care. Write an essay of 1000 – 1500 words, from the topics listed below. To be submitted in electronic format (Word; not PDF), to your local Anesthesiology Coordinator (see below), via email Please include your name, university and email address.
The RBC® Black History Month Student Essay Competition. We asked high school students applying to Canadian colleges or universities to tell us their stories of how black Canadians have helped define Canada's heritage. Students from across the country sent in their essays. Throughout February, we're celebrating. When I was about 12, I saw an ad in a magazine for a poetry contest that sounded fancy and impressive, something like “International Library of Poetry.” I bled poetry at that age, so I crossed my fingers and sent in a poem I’d been slaving over for weeks. Sadly, not much has changed when it comes to companies trying to take advantage of writers who want a chance at recognition and maybe a little bit of money. Google the term “writing contests,” and you’ll come up with approximately 8 million results. It can be hard for a writer to know where to start looking for competitions, and how to tell if they’re legitimate or not. Ron Hubbard’s work and philosophy, the prizes for this regular contest are nothing to sneeze at. and have published at least one book (in any genre), you’re eligible to submit a current manuscript in progress for consideration. Every three months, winners earn $1,000, $750 and $500, or an additional annual grand prize worth $5,000. The judges look for winners who push the boundaries of traditional literary nonfiction.
The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition in Canada, 2018. Royal Bank of Canada. The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition is coordinated by Royal Bank of Canada “RBC Royal Bank”. During Black History Month, Canadians can gain insight into the experiences of black Canadians and. Canada's Next Great Prime Minister (formerly The Next Great Prime Minister) is a national contest for young Canadians who wish to share their ideas for making Canada a better, stronger and more prosperous country. Alex Trebek hosts the reality style show where four young Canadians aged 18–25 are challenged by four political leaders of Canada. The four finalists debate questions posed to them by the politicians. An in-studio audience that represents the Canadian population votes throughout the show and for an ultimate winner of the competition. In the 2008 show, the winner of the competition received a $50,000 cash award and 6 month internship with Magna. Second, third and fourth place contestants each receive a cheque for $5,000 from Magna. The televised contest, which debuted in February 2006, is the evolution of the As Prime Minister Awards essay contest, which provided a national forum for the innovative ideas of Canadian college and university students. The original As Prime Minister Awards essay contest was first founded in 1995 by Magna International Inc. Canadian college and university students were asked to submit a 2,500-word essay on what they would do as Prime Minister of Canada.