How to Participate
Students must write an essay in answer to a question created by Éducaloi. Read the information in the Teacher's Guide to learn about the themes.
The contest questions relate to these four themes:
- freedom of religion
- work and school
- child custody decisions
- teenagers and the criminal legal system
Requirements for Essays
Essays must meet these requirements:
- written in English or French
- approximately 500 words
- written by hand or using a computer
- handwritten essays must be legible
Criteria for Judging Essays
Here are the judging critera (PDF). The student section of our website also lists these criteria.
A selection committee of Éducaloi employees will read all the essays and choose the best ones to move on to the final selection.
A jury composed of lawyers from Éducaloi and a member of Éducaloi's board of directors will choose the winning texts from among the pre-selected essays.
For 2014-2015, the first prize is an iPad. The second prize is $350 in cash.