The Royal Canadian Legion encourages schools to have their students take part in the longstanding tradition of the Annual Poster and Literary Contests. Port Moody school children can participate by submitting art and poetry that convey their own unique ideas of Remembrance. These submissions are sent to Port Moody Legion#119 by the Deadline date of November 12, 2020.
The contests are divided into four categories:
- Senior: Grades 10, 11, 12
- Intermediate: Grades 7, 8, 9
- Junior: Grades 4, 5, 6
- Primary: Grades 1, 2, 3 (Poster Contest only)
The Poster Contest is divided into two categories: colour and black and white. The Literary Contest is divided into two categories: essay and poem. Entries are submitted at the Branch level and winning entries proceed to the provincial and then national level.
The first place winning entries at the national level in all categories in the Poster Contests, and the first place winning entries of the Senior categories in the Literary Contests are displayed at the Canadian War Museum from July 1 to May 1 of the following year. For the Poster Contest, the second and third place winning entries are displayed in the foyer of the House of Commons during the Remembrance period in November.
For the senior winners in the four contests (two posters, one essay and one poetry), the Legion sponsors a trip to Ottawa to attend the National Remembrance Day Service. There, the winners place a wreath on behalf of the youth of Canada as well as have an opportunity to meet and visit with the Governor General.
Entering and regulations
Students can enter as many contests as they wish, but can submit only one entry per category.
Local Legion Branches determine the Poster and Literary Contests deadline for entries. The Port Moody Branch deadline is. To participate, Port Moody schools should contact Legion #119 (Port Moody) in September for more information.