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Youth Opportunities on Hiatus, Apparently

Saturday December 25, 2010

[UPDATE: For current contests and competitions, head to the Youth Opportunities page.]

Okay, so last week I got so busy with Christmas shopping I plain old forgot about doing a Saturday post. And since today is Christmas and I'm on my way out the door to do family things, I'll hopefully have the next round-up... on New Year's Day?

This could turn into a three-week hiatus, but hopefully not.

Merry Christmas all!

Youth Opportunities - December 11th, 2010

Saturday December 11th, 2010

[UPDATE: It may be useful to browse these old listings as many programs are annual, but for more current contests and competitions, head to the Youth Opportunities page.]

This Saturday's opportunities are all for creative youth ready to express themselves in words and video. Don't forget to check the bottom of the post for previously mentioned opportunities that are still open to submissions.

The Fraser Institute Essay Contest
• For Canadian and international students
• Deadline June 1st, 2011
High school, undergraduate and high school students are invited to answer the question "Is Capitalism dead?" in essays of 1,000-1,500 words. There's a $1000 first place prize, $500 for second place and an extra $250 prize available only to high school students (although exceptional high school entries are equally eligible for 1st or 2nd place). Winners of the Fraser Institute Essay Contest may also have their essay published in a Fraser Institut…

Youth Opportunities - December 4th, 2010

Saturday December 4th, 2010

[UPDATE: It may be useful to browse these old listings as many programs are annual, but for more current contests and competitions, head to the Youth Opportunities page.]

I'm just sneaking this in under the wire for a Saturday update! Many of this week's opportunities for youth are centered in Toronto and focus on arts or the environment - or both! Oh, and there's a chance to get a word in edgewise with the UN Security Council...

National Shakespeare Youth Festival
• For Canadian Secondary school students
• Early bird deadline has passed but registration is still open
Run by Shakespeare in Action, the National Shakespeare Youth Festival invites students form across Canada to creatively respond to any one of Shakespeare's plays using performance, dance, design or film. Outstanding entries from in-school festivals may move on to the National Festival in Toronto. For videos of some previous entries, visit the Shakespeare in Action blog.

Toronto…