What is the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest?

To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons are hosting a speech writing competition for Canadians aged 12 to 17.

Contest closes April 21, 2017.


Congratulations to the four finalists and two winners of the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest!

Braden Marshall, Charlotte LaFleur-Marcotte (12 to 14 age category)
Arman Barzkar, Asha Moir (15 to 17 age category)

Lindsay LeRoux (12 to 14 age category)
Ophélie Desfossés (15 to 17 age category)

Please complete all the required fields below. The information provided is intended for the sole purpose of contacting selected finalists.

Note: Any characters over the word limit for your age category will not be reflected in your submission.

  • One entry per person.
  • Open to Canadians between the ages of 12 and 17 (Applicants must be no younger than 12 and no older than 17 at the time of submission).
  • Entries must be submitted in either English or French.
  • Written submissions must be new, original work, with a focus on Parliament.
  • All entries will be judged on originality and style, including grammar and spelling.
  • Enter by April 21, 2017.
  • Only the selected finalists will be contacted.
  • Finalists must be accompanied to Ottawa by a parent or guardian.

If you do not receive a confirmation following your submission, please contact us at [email protected].