The National Essay Contest is back!

Maybe you are a French-speaking high school student? Or maybe you know someone who is?

It’s time for the French for the Future National Essay Contest

Launched in 2005, the National Essay Contest promotes Canada’s official bilingualism and the immediate and lifelong benefits of learning and communicating in French to students from grades 7 to 12.

This year’s theme tackles the topic of food and its impacts. 

In a future where everything is possible, how will the food we eat and the way it is produced have changed?

Essays must be 750 words or less and written in French. There is a French first language stream and a French second language stream, depending on fluency and other factors. 

Essays can be submitted until December 17th. 

Did someone say prizes?

Winners (to be announced in Merch) will each receive a scholarship of between $1,000 and $20,000. 

Check out the 2020/21 winning essays here.

Catherine Fisher, blogger