The Meaning of Home Contest

2018-19 Contest Winners

  Thank you to all the students who participated in this year’s Meaning of Home contest, and all the teachers and parents who helped support it. Each student entry helped earn a $10 donation to the local Habitat in their community. This year, over 8,000 students across Canada from Grades 4, 5 and 6 shared what home means to them. 


In communities throughout Southern Saskatchewan, students helped raise over $3000 by entering the contest – donations that will help us build more decent and affordable homes in Regina, Estevan, Yorkton and Moose Jaw.


A huge congratulations to the three grand prize winners who have won a pizza party for their class and a a $25,000 grant for a local Habitat of their choice! Congratulations as well to the nine runners up who have also won a pizza party for their class and a $5,000 grant for a local Habitat of their choice.


Read the winning submissions by visiting the Meaning of Home website.

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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.

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

We can't wait for the 2020 Meaning of Home Contest! Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for when we announce more details later this year.

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