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Kindness is a renewable resource—Student Achievement Awards 2021

Illustration of people walking in a bright colourful park

This year, OSSTF/FEESO, the sponsor of the Student Achievement Awards in honour of Marion Drysdale, is proud to announce our 2020–2021 theme Kindness is a renewable resource

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson once said, “Never look down on someone unless you’re lifting them up.”

Kindness truly is a renewable resource. It is something that we all have endless supplies to give. The way we treat each other, animals, and even our planet speaks to who we are as human beings. Kindness is caring about other people and things even when they might not care about you. This is kindness.

Get inspired by this year’s theme of Kindness is a renewable resource and write a poem, short story or essay. Or create a drawing or painting that explores the theme. We even have a category for digital productions such as videos and songs. Share your creative vision with the world!

The provincial winner from each of our nine categories will receive a cash award of $1000 and will be invited to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation virtual Student Achievement Award celebration to receive their award. The Student Achievement Awards celebrate the work of OSSTF/FEESO members (teachers and education workers) and their students.

It is not too late to create something amazing! Schools must have their in-school winners chosen and sent to your local District office by November 20. District offices judge the submissions from all of their schools and send the winners into Provincial Office by December 8. Judging occurs at Provincial Office, to choose regional and provincial winners, in January.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSSTF/FEESO will be accepting digital and in-person entries.

Learn more about the Student Achievement Awards and which category you will enter here.

For more information, please contact Tracey Marshall via email or at Provincial Office 1-800-267-7867.

Please submit only original writing and artwork. Work that includes copyrighted material cannot be considered.

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