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The Canadian Forces Newspapers Youth Reporter Competition presented by Adobe Vote for your favourite story!

Select your favourite youth reporter story from our six finalists and help one talented young Canadian writer win a grand prize package and academic scholarship valued at $2,500 in the 2021 CAF Newspapers’ Youth Reporter Competition.
Vote in 3 steps
  1. Read stories from our six finalists
    1. Food for Thought, by Andrea Stacy
    2. The Theatre of Everyday, by Cindy Ho
    3. Adapting to Life as a Military Kid, by Emily Lachance
    4. Cadet Finds Opportunity Amidst Pandemic, by Hannah Meagher
    5. Diversity, acceptance plus friendship: My time in Air Cadets, by Kai Chen
    6. Happiness, by Karam Albatal
  2. Vote for your favourite story. The story that receives the most votes determines the 2021 Youth Reporter Competition winner!
  3. Enter to win the voters’ participation draw
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Enter to win the voters’ prize
Voters also have a chance to win! Anyone in the military community is eligible to vote, subject to the Voting Contest Rules. If you’re a CFOne holder, your name will be entered in a participation draw, for a chance to win a Nespresso machine.
Voting is open from May 1, 2021, 12:00am (EDT) to May 31, 2021, 11:59pm (EDT). Contest Rules apply.
About the 2021 CAF Newspapers’ Youth Reporter Competition
From October to December, young people from military families and Cadet organizations, aged 13 to 18, were invited to pitch a personal story idea or report unique to their lives, as part of the 2021 CAF Newspapers’ Youth Reporter Competition.
The top six finalists were selected by a review committee in February. The unique stories represent youth experiences from military communities and Cadet organizations in Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Each finalist was given a few weeks to draft their unique, personal stories, based on their original story idea.
Now, it’s your turn! Vote for your favourite story. The youth reporter with the most votes wins!
Key Dates
Application Deadline: December 31, 2020
Selection Committee: January 15, 2021
Finalists announced:   January 25, 2021
Final article deadline: March 31, 2021
Articles published: May 1, 2021
Readership voting closes:  May 31, 2021
Winner Announced: June, 2021
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