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The 2017-2018 National Essay Contest in now closed.

Find out more about the winners read their essays here : 2017-2018 National Essay Contest winners

The next National Essay Contest will start in October 2018. Stay tuned!


What is the National Essay Contest?

Are you in Grade 10, 11 or 12 (secondaire IV or secondaire V in Quebec) and registered in a French program?

Do you need a little boost to continue your education in French after high school?

Take part in the National Essay Contest for the chance to win a scholarship ranging between $1,000 and $12,000 in one of the following post-secondary institutions:

You’ll also have the chance to have your essay read by our celebrity judge!


How to participate?

  • Write a 750-word essay on this year’s theme
  • Submit your essay between October and December by filling out our online form.

We strongly encourage you to read the Rules and Regulations as well as the Evaluation Grid before you start writing your essay.


What’s next?

  1. Essays will be marked by a panel of French teachers and our celebrity judge, using the Evaluation Grid
  2. Winners will be announced at the beginning of March following the Contest.

If you teach French in Canada and you would like to be a part of our panel of judges, please reach out to us by filling out this form.


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