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Caring For Our Watersheds Contest

Deadline Southern Alberta Mar 22
Central Alberta Deadline Apr 11

How the contest works  |  4-H Alberta Caring For Our Watersheds Leader Guide  |  Caring For Our Watershed web site


Answer the question: What can you do to improve your watershed?

Identify the Problem

  • Research your watershed and identify an environmental concern

  • Work in a group of up to 4 students

What's Your Solution?

  • Come up with one realistic solution

  • Explain your idea in approximately 1,000 word proposal (include visuals)

  • Entries are judged on innovation, environmental impact, comprehensive scope, communication, budget, realistic solution and visuals

Submit Online

  • This program is offered as two separate contests in Alberta. Enter the contest neartest to you.

  • Every student gets a gift

  • Judges select 10 finalists

Finalists Competition

  • Community mentor provided

  • 5 minute verbal presentation

  • Chance to win $1,000 for yourself and $1,000 for your school/club

  • $20,000 Implementation Funding

  • All realistic entries are eligible. If you want to take action, we can help make it happen!

Free watershed presentations, mentorship and funding is available. Proposal guidelines can be found at

Eligibility - Open to Grade 7-12 students who live in Alberta. Enter the contest nearest you. Generally, if you live north of Airdrie enter Central AB’s contest. If you live south of or within Airdrie enter Southern AB’s contest.


Lieutenant Governor's 2018 Agriculture Poetry Contest

Deadline May 5

Contest Information  |  Contest Poster  |  Letter to 4-H Leaders

4-H Alberta is excited to be part of a unique and tremendous opportunity being presented to 4-H members who are in grades 4 to 6.

To celebrate Agriculture in Alberta in the year we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Alberta Flag, Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta has created an educational poetry contest for all grade 4, 5 and 6 students in Alberta. The contest focuses on 50 figures who have had an impact on agriculture in our Province. The contest is being distributed to Alberta schools with upper elementary classrooms and the Province’s 4-H Clubs.

Her Honour is a big believer in the 4-H program and we feel privileged to be included in this contest. We know 4-H’ers are a creative bunch so we are expecting many of them to partake in the contest and share their passion for agriculture.


Lieutenant Governor's 2018 Agriculture Essay Contest

Deadline May 16

Contest Information |  Contest Poster  |  Letter to 4-H Leaders  |  Lieutenant Governor contest web page

To celebrate Agriculture in Alberta, Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta has created an educational essay contest for all junior high school students (grade level 7, 8 and 9) in Alberta. The contest invites participants to reflect on the legacy of Alberta’s agricultural pioneers, the vital connection between our land and water and the food we eat, and on the role that the land will continue to play in the security and well-being of future generations.

The contest is being distributed to Alberta schools with junior high school classrooms and Alberta’s 4-H Clubs. Each participating school and 4-H Club (whether school or community-based) submits a selection of essays to the contest. Grand prizes of a historic railroad adventure will be awarded. All students whose essays are entered by their school or 4-H Club will receive a participation certificate signed by the Lieutenant Governor. A certificate will also be provided to participating schools and 4-H Clubs.