Attention young heritage enthusiasts!

What makes you proud to be Canadian? Would you be able to put those feelings down in words, a painting or a song? Give it a shot, and you could win a trip to Ottawa or any number of other great prizes! The federal Department of Canadian Heritage is looking for students to send in creative pieces that represent what being Canadian means to them.

.According to their webpage…

We’re asking youth from 8 to 18 years old across Canada to tell us what makes them proud to be Canadian by submitting their best, most dynamic drawings, photos or pieces of creative writing that represents everything that Canada is as a strong, proud and free nation.

Enter the 2015 Canada Day Challenge for a chance to win great prizes, including all-expenses paid trip for two to Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill: go backstage, meet some of Canada’s most inspiring people, tour museums, galleries, the iconic Parliament Buildings and be part of a special summer exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History!

Plus, there’s even more to be excited about this year! Winners will also receive the opportunity to work with the amazingly talented team of education specialists from the National Film Board of Canada to create their very own short films about their adventures in Ottawa.

For more information and contest rules, you can visit the Canada Day Challenge webpage by clicking here

The deadline for submission is March 20th.