Thanks to support from the Government of Canada, CAFE has launched a program to inspire youth in our industry.

There are two key components. To find out more, click one of the links below.

Certified CAFE Agent Program

The Youth Inspired! program is designed to provide a multitude of opportunities for Canadian youth, ages 18 to 30. Participants will benefit from the following:
 

  • Become part of the National Future Leaders Team (NFLT)

  • Complete a work experience at a Canadian fair or exhibition

  • The chance to get involved in their community and on a national scale

  • Interact with youth from across the country

  • Take part in a custom Youth Inspired! program at the annual CAFE convention

  • Gain tools and resources to strengthen leadership abilities within their communities

  • Host an outreach activity for local youth and help them realize their potential as Future Leaders


Upon completion of the Youth Inspired! Program, participants will be awarded the title of Certified CAFE Agent (CCA).

Special thanks to Canadian Heritage and the RBC Foundation Future Launch Program for their support of this program.

 

CHILDREN'S BOOK COMPETITION

Have you ever wanted to have a book published? Now's your chance!

The goal of this initiative is to increase the number of children's books about Canadian agriculture.

Terms & Conditions


Entries will be scored on the following six elements (creativity, educational content, accuracy of information, ability to maintain a theme, plain language, and proper attribution. The Youth Inspired! Children’s Book Competition is open to Canadians between the ages of 7 to 30. Entrants must indicate their age upon entering (must be between 7 and 30 years old as of June 1st, 2020), so that their submission can be judged accordingly (7 to 12 years old, and 13 to 30 years old). *The age of each participant will be taken into consideration while judging takes place. There is a page limit for each entry class. Participants who are 7 to 12 years old must meet the 10 to 20 page limit, while ensuring that they meet a minimum of 5 words per page. Participants who are 13 to 30 years old must meet the 15 to 35 page limit, while ensuring that they meet a minimum of 5 words per page. Entries can be written in French or English. Only one entry per participant is allowed, this includes those who choose to submit an entry as part of a group (i.e. group of students, youth group, classroom, etc.). Once an entry is submitted, participants will not have the opportunity to revise it. Entries will not be returned to participants. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. CAFE encourages participants to use their creativity to the utmost, while still ensuring that the children’s book is educational. Therefore, participants are encouraged to give proper attribution to all sources used (i.e. online sources, books, educational pamphlets, etc.). Please provide a list of sources with your submission. Children’s Book entry should not include the participant’s personal details including full name, age, or province. The final copy submitted for the competition must be the entrant's own work, and cannot be excessively corrected or improved by another person. Upon entering the Children’s Book Competition, participants must provide their full name, age, and contact information. Please note: Winners and Runners-up of the Children’s Book Competition will have their first name, age, and province displayed on the CAFE website, Canadian Fair News, CAFE E-News, and on social media. Full name, age, and province will be included in each book published. Entries may be submitted in the following ways: - Filling out the “CAFE – Youth Inspired! Children’s Book Competition” form and attaching your entry as a PDF document - Emailing a PDF document directly to CAFE at holly@canadian-fairs.ca - Mailing a paper copy to CAFE Headquarters must include the printed Youth Inspired! Children’s Book Competition Form available here. All entries must be postmarked or received at CAFE Headquarters by September 25, 2020.
Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions
PO Box 21053
Brandon, MB
R7B 3W8 All submissions are the property of CAFE and give CAFE the right to reproduce and sell books to the public. Prizes include: Prize money for Youth 7 to 12 years old: 1st - $250.00, 2nd - $150.00, 3rd - $100.00. Prize money for Youth 13 to 30 years old: 1st - $250.00, 2nd - $150.00, 3rd - $100.00. All Winners and Runners-up will receive a copy of their published book. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the program coordinator, Holly Campbell, at holly@canadian-fairs.ca




Timeline


March 1, 2020 - Competition begins September 25, 2020 - Deadline for submissions Late September - Early October - Entries will be reviewed and judged November 1, 2020 - Winners will be contacted November 12, 2020 - Winners and Runners-up will be announced at the annual CAFE Convention in Regina, SK.




Criteria (Youth 7 to 12 years old)


- A topic of their choosing that relates to Canadian Agriculture - Must be educational and maintain a theme - The information must be accurate and attribution is extremely important, please keep track of your sources. - You will also be evaluated on creativity - Plain language is a must - Written in either French or English - Must be between 10-20 pages, and have a minimum of 5 words per page. Images and illustrations should also be included. - Only 1 entry is permitted per person or per group. - Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification. Nor is copyrighted material permitted. Note to parents: please let your children run wild with their imaginations, we can’t wait to see what they can create on their own.




Criteria (Youth 13 to 30 years old)


- A topic of their choosing that relates to Canadian Agriculture -Must be educational and maintain a theme -The information must be accurate and attribution is extremely important, please keep track of your sources. -You will also be evaluated on creativity -Plain language is a must -Written in either French or English -Must be between 15-35 pages, and have a minimum of 5 words per page. Images and illustrations should also be included. -Only 1 entry is permitted per person or per group. -Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification. Nor is copyrighted material permitted. Note to parents: please let your children run wild with their imaginations, we can’t wait to see what they can create on their own.





 
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