Scholarships and Awards

External Award: The Indigenous Arts & Stories Competition

February 04, 2019

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.

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.

The Contest Period 

The contest Indigenous Arts and Stories (the “Contest”) is run by Historica Canada of Toronto ON, (the “Contest Sponsor and Administrator”) in conjunction with its sponsors. Contest entries will be accepted online from April 1, 2018 at 12:00:01 AM (ET) to March 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Pacific Time) (the “Contest Period”). Prizes are awarded in June 2019. 


This Contest is void where prohibited, and is subject to all applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal laws.

The Contest is open to Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (Status, non-status, Métis or Inuit) who are between the ages of 6 and 29 years during the contest period, and who are residing in these provinces and territories in Canada at the time of contest entry and selection of finalists: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, North West Territories, and Nunavut.

For greater clarity, any person residing outside of Canada during the contest entry and selection periods or not of Indigenous descent as defined above, or not between 6 and 29 years of age by the close of the contest is not eligible to enter. All entrants are required to submit their full legal name, age, address, city, province and postal code, telephone number, email address, the name and email and/or phone number of a reference. An entrant who is below the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence must have the consent of his/her parent or legal guardian to submit his/her personal information in order to enter the contest. If a parent or legal guardian does not provide consent, the entrant will be disqualified.

Current and former employees of the Contest Group Entities, their affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, service providers, consulting teachers, prize sponsors, Contest judges, their immediate family members and those domiciled with them are not eligible to enter. 

For more information, visit the Indigenous Arts & Stories website.

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