Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham

Student Achievement Awards

Each year our Federation hosts a writing and creative arts competition open to all public secondary school students in Ontario. Intended to encourage the intellectual development of our students, this year's Student Achievement Award theme is One Strong Woman.

Schools must submit their winning entries to local district offices no later than November 15, 2019. Judging will be held at the school, District, Regional and Provincial levels. Nine provincial winners will be awarded $1000 each in prizes and will be invited to our Annual General Meeting in March where a video showcasing their work will be screened.
Guidelines and entry forms for the Student Achievement Awards are available online at

Below are samples from student submissions in 2018. The theme that year was "What's Your Superpower?"

Mindscape - Visual Art by Calista Van Der Vleuten - Brock High school

Reflections - Short Film by Kirsten Rowe - Ajax High School

Where She Went - Poetry & Prose by Taylor Brown: Dunbarton High School

Why Isn't a Mirror a Mirror? - Visual Art by Lydia Tippins: Anderson CVI