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2014 Genworth Canada Meaning of Home Contest 

July 08, 2014

For the ninth consecutive year, long-time Habitat partner Genworth Canada will again undertake the national The Meaning of Home contest to illustrate, for children and their families, the importance of having a safe, decent and affordable place to live.

Running from October 1 – November 10, 2014, the Meaning of Home contest challenges youth in Grades 4 – 6 to write a short composition or poem that expresses what they “love” most about their home, with the winner receiving a $60,000 grant to be directed to the Habitat affiliate of their choice.

Please consider promoting the contest in your area as all Habitat affiliates have the opportunity to receive:

  • A $60,000 grant for the affiliate chosen by the grand-prize winner
  • One of five $5,000 secondary prize grants
  • $5 for each essay submitted by students within your affiliate’s region

Follow this link for the full announcement along with the materials listed below: http://tinyurl.com/kbce54g

  • The Meaning of Home poster (English and French)
  • Customizable outreach letters for local schools (English and French)
  • Case studies from Fredericton and Victoria with engagement tips to help promote a successful contest in your area

If you have any questions about Genworth Canada or the Meaning of Home contest, please contact Carla Cappuccitti, National Director, Corporate Partnerships, at ccappuccitti@habitat.ca or 1-800-667-5137 x351, or Derek Mletzko, Manager, Marketing & Communications, at dmletzko@habitat.ca or 1-800-667-5137 x326.

If you would like details on the entries in your area for the 2013 contest, please let me know and I can provide further info.

—Glory Westwell
Chair of Habitat for Humanity Vernon Chapter