Meaning of Home Contest

 Do you have a child who wants to change the world? 


Do you want to engage your students in creative writing and learning about civic responsibility while providing them with a unique opportunity to make a tangible contribution and difference in their community?


The Meaning of Home is an annual writing contest for students grades 4, 5, and 6 students across Canada to submit a written poem or essay explaining what home means to them. It's a great way to engage your students in an interactive and fun way, and it teaches youth the importance of safe, affordable housing.


For every submission, Habitat for Humanity Regina will receive a $10 donation from the contest's presenting sponsors, Genworth Canada, to help provide local families with a safe, decent and affordable place to live.


The Habitat for Humanity Meaning of Home contest is a great way to:

  • encourage independent and critical thought
  • promote creative writing
  • increase awareness around social issues
  • promote community involvement


Curriculum kits are provided to help students improve their critical thinking, communication and creative skills.

Prize Information

Grand Prize (one from each grade; three total)

$30,000 grant to be direct to a local Habitat build of the winner's choice, plus an iPad and pizza party for their class.


Runners-up (three from each grade; nine total)

$10,000 grant to be directed to a local Habitat build of the winner's choice, plus an electronic tablet and a class pizza party.


PLUS for every entry, $10 will be donated to the students' local Habitat build.

Meaning of Home Winners 2018-2019

Mallory Pitzner

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Mallory is a grade four student from Airdrie, AB. She will be directing her $25,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta

Eva Marasa

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Eva is a grade five student from Winnipeg, MB. 

She will be directing her $25,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity Manitoba

Hannah Brown

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Hannah is a grade six student from St. John's, NL. She will be directing her $25,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland & Labrador.