4th annual @nime ta francophonie contest: a quest to discover French-speaking communities

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QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Today marks the launch of the 4th annual @nime ta francophonie contest, intended for all teachers and professors wishing to set up a French-language educational project in their classrooms via production of a french video.

Through its selected theme, Faites-nous découvrir une autre communauté francophone dans les Amériques [Help us discover another francophone community in the Americas], the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques seeks to put students at all levels - primary, secondary, college and university - in touch with francophone cultures outside of their own region, among the 33 million francophones and francophiles living in the Americas.

Participants will be given three minutes to win over the judging panel by showcasing the distinctive features, heritage, identity, accents, artists or craftspeople of their chosen community... Now that's a creative challenge!

Each winning project will be awarded C$3,000, to be used for purchasing French-language teaching materials. The contest, which ends December 10, 2012, is open to all teachers and professors associated with a French-language educational institution, an FSL (French as a second language) program, an immersion school or a recognized organization* within the Americas. The winners' names will be announced in January 2013.

For more information about the contest, visit:

www.francophoniedesameriques.com/anime

*The term "recognized organization" signifies any organization that offers courses in French and can supply proof of its legal status.

About the Centre
The mission of the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques is to promote and connect the 33 million francophones and francophiles who live in the Americas - an essential resource for spotlighting French within the Americas' context of cultural diversity.

The Centre receives financial support from the Quebec government's Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes.

For additional information about the Centre's activities, visit:

www.francophoniedesameriques.com

SOURCE: CENTRE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE DES AMÉRIQUES

For further information:

Ingrid Pater
Project Lead
Tel.: 418-643-0734
ingrid.pater@francophoniedesameriques.com 

André Magny
Communications advisor
Centre de la francophonie des Amériques
418-646-3360
Cell: 418-925-7180
andre.magny@francophoniedesameriques.com

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