Canada Reads Student Contest… Now includes 60 second film option!!

This just in from the producers of CBC Canada Reads:

Good news! We were able to add a video upload option to the submission form for the Canada Reads competition. Please note that the word limit (of 150 words still applies)… assuming there is narration or captioning. Either way, the videos should be short: no more than a minute.

So…  all you brilliant ESA Film majors who create such wicked 60 Second Films…  get going!!

If you submit a 60 second (or less) video…  please send a link to your video to Ms. Wray to upload to the ESA School Archives.

In case you missed the original posting about this contest last Friday…  it is included again below.


Hot off the presses!  At 3:55pm, on Friday March 10th, Canada Reads launched a new student competition on CBC Radio’s Here & Now.

  • The competition is simple! Students in Grades 7-12 enrolled in a school in the GTA are invited to make a written submission of 100-150 words, telling us a story about their favourite Toronto spot (neighbourhood, street corner, park, you name it)… We’re looking for stories that inspire us to explore our city and to see it through the eyes of young people.
  • The prize for the winning entry is a classroom visit from Canada Reads host, Ali Hassan and panellist, Humble The Poet—defender of Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis!

Get writing!!  Entries are due by 11:59pm on Monday March 20th.

If you submit…  please do consider sharing your story with the ESA Library…  so we can share them with the rest of the school.