Essay Contest Young Guns Contest


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.



Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) Young Guns Contest

Deadline Jun 1

Are you between the ages of eight and 21, and involved in Beef 4-H, junior cattle shows, or beef production? This is your opportunity to win one of three prizes in the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) Young Guns Contest.

Tell the APB what connects you to the land in Alberta and how beef production and the environment - the land, water and air, conversation and stewardsheip - are connected. An entry may be submitted as an essay, video, advertisement, presentation, blog post, press release or any other form of communication.

Be creative. Three prizes are available:

1st Place - $1,000

2nd Place - $500

3rd Place - $250

Find the entry form at and send contest submissions to:

Katleyn Laverdure
Communications Manager
Alberta Beef Producers
165, 6815 8 Street NE

Entries must be received by midnight, June 1, 2018 to be eligible to win. The winners will be determined by a panel of judges at the Alberta Beef Producers Semi Annual Meeting in June and will be contacted by June 22, 2018.


Katelyn Laverdure
Communications Manager
Alberta Beef Producers