REMEMBRANCE DAY LITERARY AND POSTER CONTEST
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​​The contestants are divided into four classes:

​​Rules and Regulations​
  1. The speakers may select their own topics. Participants in the Primary Category (grade 
  2. 1 - 3) may select their own topic or story. Speeches are to be the original work of the speaker. The speaker will credit authors and sources of material, if referring to another person's work. Speeches that repeat verbatim another person's original work will not be accepted. If a Primary Speaker (Grade1 - 3) is retelling a published story or work, this speaker must provide a copy of the original work to the Chairman at the time of the competition.
  3. Visual aids, props, notes,cue cards, lecterns, et cetera, may be used to support the speech, notwithstanding the fact that judges may add or deduct marks according to the manner in which they are used.
  4. Speakers will not be allowed to use "Power Point" as a method of presentation or as a tool during presentation.
  5. The assistance of persons other than the Chairman or his appointee is not permitted at any level of the contest.
  6. English and French speakers will compete within the same contest at all levels. Bilingual judges will be used when necessary. Speakers must compete in English or French and must continue to speak in their chosen language throughout all levels of the competition.
  7. The speakers must progress through all levels of the competition: Branch, Zone, District, Area, Provincial, using the same speech.
  8. A penalty of 5% of the total marks received shall be imposed to a speech that is either short or in excess of the time limit before the total scores are compiled. This penalty will be imposed by the time-keeper and applied by the scrutineers. No penalty will be levied for Grades 1 - 3.
  9. A penalty of 5% of the total marks received shall be imposed to any contestant who freezes. A contestant who freezes may continue but all speaking time used will count. This penalty will be imposed by the time-keeper and applied by the scrutineers.
  10. No person, including press photographers, shall photograph or videotape a speaker during the contest unless prior permission is given by the Chairman. The use of one video camera will be permitted at the provincial finals, to be operated by the Provincial Committee, provided the camera remains stationary, and existing room light is used, and the camera is placed sufficiently far from the speaker so as not to obstruct the vision of the speaker and the audience.

  11. A microphone may only be used by a "Special Needs" student. This student will require a certificate from a medical practitioner. The Chairman should be informed of the need before the competition begins.
  12. The provincial public speaking contest will be held on the first Saturday in May, of any given year.
  13. There will be NO SMOKING allowed in the room on the contest day.
  14. Speakers may not identify themselves, except by first name, during the contest.
  15. Contestants who are late for registration without "just cause" will be disqualified from the contest.
  16. All wall clocks will be covered during the contest.
  17. All cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices are to be turned off during the competition. Such devices cannot be used for any reason during the contest.
  18. If you need to leave the room, please do so between speeches or at the break. Do not enter or leave the room during a speech.

  19. Coaching of any kind from the audience will not be permitted.
  20. Any violation of the above rules and regulations will result in a penalty being imposed by Ontario Command and may include disqualification from this or any future competitions.

  21. Judges will render a final decision on all speakers without consultation with other judges or any other person and their decision is final.
YOUTH AND ED CHAIRMAN - John Bedard


BURSARY


​​​Branch 255 is proud to continue the tradition of supporting the Members, their children and grandchildren in continuing with their Post Secondary education through the Bursary Program. There are several bursaries available to the Members, their children and grandchildren of the Royal Canadian Legion who meet the requirements outlined with the applications.
BRANCH 255 POPPY BURSARY - DEADLINE DATE - August 31, 2017.

MARY TURNER BURSARY - 2nd Year Student and up, University of Windsor.
DEADLINE DATE - October 31, 2017.

CLIFF CAPNERHURST BURSARY - 2nd Year Student . St. Clair College.
DEADLINE DATE - November 30, 2017.

REV. W.H. GODDEN BURSARY - Full-Time Undergraduate Student University of Windsor
DEADLINE DATE - October 31, 2017.

ONTARIO COMMAND BURSARY - DEADLINE DATE - Last Friday in March 2017.


ALL FLYERS AND OR APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BAR. THEY MUST BE APPLIED FOR AT THE AWARDS OFFICE AT THE COLLEGE OR THE UNIVERSITY.ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, ONTARIO COMMAND - 
​REMEMBRANCE VIDEO CONTEST



​​​RULES & REGULATIONS
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​​The following information outlines the rules and regulations for the Ontario Command Remembrance video competition:

1. Video contests include Video 1 - Individual Entry & Video 2 - Group Entry

2. Entries will be between 3-4 minutes in length (including credits).

3. Video 1 (V1) submissions will only be accepted as an individual entry.
​No joint or group efforts from students within Grades 7 to 12.

4. All video submissions will be judged on originality, research, emotion, intergenerational message, quality, etc. The top 5 video scores may also be based on the number of “Likes” on your YouTube video during the final judging process.

5. All videos will be judged at Ontario Command level only. The first, second and three runner ups videos in each video category will be awarded prizes and posted on the Ontario Command website for a period of one year.

6. Students may enter both the Video 1 (V1) and Video 2 (V2) categories but may only submit one entry per contest. The Group Entry must have every participating student’s information, signature and parental consent.

7. Students who have been out of the educational system for more than two consecutive years are ineligible to compete in either Video Contest.
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8. All submissions must be emailed to Ontario Command by 6:00 p.m., December 31, 2017 with your YouTube URL code along with a completed Video Submission Form signed (along with parental consent).

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PROVINCIAL AWARDS

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​​​Grades 7 – 12 First Prize - $250.00
Category V1 (Individual Entry)
Second Prize - $150.00
Runner-up - $100.00
Grades 7 – 12 First Prize - $400.00
Category V2 (Group Entry)
Second Prize - $200.00
Runner-up - $150.00
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