Imagine Canada and the Muttart Foundation unveil a national contest: Students (Verb) Charities
Post-secondary students are being challenged to create campaigns that
speak about the collective contribution of charities. First prize
OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - When you think of the charitable sector,
you probably picture individual charitable organizations and the
excellent work they do. Or, perhaps larger sub-groups come to mind
such as the health sector or the arts community. What about the bigger
picture? How does the charitable sector as a whole ensure, improve and
reflect the quality of life in Canada and around the world?
The charitable sector is massive and multifaceted. Consequently, its
collective impact may not be evident. Students (Verb) Charities is a contest that asks students at publicly funded post-secondary
institutions to produce a public awareness campaign that talks about
the depth, scope and reach that the sector has as a whole. Contestants
can submit campaigns in any form or medium. There is a total of
$100,000 in cash prizes including a $50,000 first prize for the top
entry, a second prize of $25,000, and a third prize of $10,000.
Bob Wyatt, Executive Director of the Muttart Foundation is looking forward to seeing how students use their creativity to
reflect the contributions of the charitable sector. "We have deliberately kept the format and medium of the contest flexible
because we want young people to be as creative as possible in helping
us take a fresh look at ourselves."
Marcel Lauzière, President and CEO of Imagine Canada adds: "This is an opportunity for young people to become more engaged with
charities. In addition to looking forward to seeing the campaigns, we
also look forward to connecting with the next generation of leaders in
Students (Verb) Charities
Show us (y)our stuff!
Visit www.studentsverbcharities.ca for contest rules and regular updates.
SOURCE Imagine Canada
For further information:
For interviews with Marcel Lauzière or Bob Wyatt, or for more contest info contact:
Project Manager, Public Awareness Contest
Imagine Canada - Ottawa
613-238-7555 ext. 303