The Meaning of Home Contest

The Meaning of Home Contest - what does home mean to you?

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 12th annual Meaning of Home contest invites grades 4, 5, and 6 students across Canada to submit a written poem or essay explaining what home means to them. For every submission, Habitat for Humanity Regina will receive a $10 donation from the contest's presenting sponsors, Genworth Canada. 


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

 Please register between now and January 6, 2019. The contest opens for submissions on January 7, 2018. Winners will be announced in April 2019.

Prizing Information

Winners - one winner per grade gets to direct a $25,000 grant toward to a Habitat build of their choice AND will receive an iPad and classroom pizza party


Runners-up - 3 winners per grade will also get to direct a $5,000 grant towards a Habitat build of their choice AND an electronic tablet and classroom pizza party.


Visit the Meaning of Home website for more information or to register your child or classroom for the contest. The registration deadline is January 6, 2019.

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