Each year on November 11th, the City of Markham honours those who have fought for our country and our freedom.
Markham is hosting its annual Remembrance Day Poetry Contest to give youth the opportunity to show their appreciation for Canadian soldiers and veterans.
September 2nd this year marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the second world war. The city is asking that all submissions relate to this theme.
Any student living in or attending a school in Markham from the grades 7-12 may submit a poem. There are three age categories: grades 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.
Each poem will go through two rounds of voting. The Markham Mayors Youth Council will judge the initial submissions and decide on three finalists for each age category. These three final poems will then be shared online for a final round of public voting. The winner from each age category will be given a $50 cheque along with an award from the Mayor and City Councillors.
Winners may be asked to provide a video recording of themselves reading their poem or participate in a virtual ceremony.