Enter the CBC Kids News Grade 6 Class Contest

Story by CBC Kids News • 2022-01-17 11:59

The CBC Kids News Grade 6 Class Contest is now closed. Thank you to all of the teachers who entered. The winners will be notified shortly.


CBC Kids News wants to produce your news story! From Jan. 17 at 11:30 a.m. ET until Feb. 14 at 11:59 a.m. ET, we are hosting the CBC Kids News Grade 6 Class Contest.

We’re calling on Grade 6 classrooms — or Grade 6 splits — to enter the contest for a chance to pitch a story that you think CBC Kids News should cover — and have us produce it!

CBC Kids News will work with the winning class to refine the pitch and take you and your class along on the journey to see, first-hand, how a news story is produced by a team that includes producers, a kid contributor, graphic designer and editor.

The final piece will be published and featured on CBCKidsNews.ca.

The winning class will also receive exclusive CBC Kids News tuques!

How it works

Teachers can enter by filling out the form at the bottom of this article.

The grand prize winner and the four secondary prize winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries.

Keep reading to learn more about the prizes up for grabs.

The Grand Prize

The winning class will:

1. Have their pitch produced by CBC Kids News:

The pitch should be:

To make their pitch, the winning class will be asked to follow this guide.

*Your CBC Kids News Grade 6 Class Contest pitch must be submitted by the teacher who entered the contest.

2. A class visit from the KN team

On a date that falls outside spring break (but between March 14 and March 31) CBC Kids News will connect your class with our production crew over Zoom to demonstrate how we will turn your pitch into a produced piece.

3. Be published

The final story will be featured on CBCKidsNews.ca.

4. VIP merchandise

Every student in the winning class will also receive an official CBC Kids News tuque.

*All participating staff and students of the winning submission will need to provide signed media releases and consent forms to CBC.

*The winning class must be willing to work within the guidelines of the pitch process and with the CBC Kids News team to refine their pitch, and make their class available to learn how their story will be brought to life.

Secondary Prizes

After the grand prize winner is selected, four runners-up will be chosen by random selection. The secondary prizes include CBC Kids News notebooks and pins for the winning teachers’ classes.


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