Poster and Literary Contests
The Royal Canadian Legion, in partnership with schools across the country and with The Legion National Foundation, promote remembrance and support youth education through the annual poster and literary contests. Students in Grades 1 through 12 are invited to submit their creative works, with a focus on Remembrance, through their local school to be entered into Legion Branch contests. Winning entries move forward to the Legion’s Provincial level contests. Finalists are then forwarded to the Legion National Foundation in Ottawa to be judged at the national level.
Local Legion Branches determine the Poster and Literary Contests deadlines for entries. To participate, schools should contact their local Legion in September for information. Contact your local Branch for details.
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.
Awards for winning entries are presented at all levels. Speak with your local Legion Branch for award offerings at the local and provincial levels. National prize offerings are listed on The Legion National Foundation website.
For more information
View past national winning entries on The Legion National Foundation website.