Month of the Military Child Contest

Month of the Military Child Contest

April is the Month of the Military Child and at the Calgary MFRC we want to know what being a Military Child means to your kids. 

This month we are asking the kids in our community (ages 3-17) to draw, write, film or use any other creative medium to show what being a military kid means to them! If you’d like to take place in this celebration, you can share your work with us by emailing a copy of your story, a picture of your artwork or your video file to Please submit your work by Friday, April 17th

Please be sure to include the following information with your submission: 

  1. Child’s Full Name and Birthdate 
  2. Child’s Current Grade 
  3. Parent’s Military Affiliation (Reservist and Unit, Regular Force and Unit, Veteran) 

Starting on April 20th, we will be showcasing the work from young people in our community on our Facebook page, our website, and in our weekly email.  

Here are some ways to share your feelings and experiences: 

  1. Draw or paint a picture 
  2. Make a sculpture, collage, or use another artistic medium 
  3. Write a story, essay, poem or journalistic article 
  4. Write a comic/graphic novel 
  5. Write a song and record it 
  6. Film yourself or your siblings - whether it’s a monologue, interview, or a scripted movie you work on together. 

On April 29th we will be announcing our very favourite entries in the following age groups: 

  • Ages 3-5 
  • Ages 6-8 
  • Ages 9-12 
  • Ages 13-17 

The winner in each age group will be featured in our newsletter and on our Facebook page. They will also receive a 3-month subscription to Kiwi Co for a kit appropriate to their age and interests.  

If you need some inspiration, remember that “the official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it’s almost impossible to destroy. It’s an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It’s a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They’re ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends.”