Youth Opportunities News - October 20th, 2010

Wednesday October 20, 2010

[UPDATE: It may be useful to browse these old listings as many programs are annual, but for more current contests and competitions, head to the Youth Opportunities page.]

I'll write more on this soon, but I'm going to periodically be posting these links to opportunities for youth - particularly Ontario youth - which I seem to come across in my online travels.

Credit Education Week Canada Essay Contest
• Grade 12 students (All of Canada except Quebec)
• Deadline October 25th
The deadline has been extended for the Credit Education Week Canada essay contest.  Students now have until October 25th to submit up to 1000 words answering the question "What is the dumbest thing I have ever done with my money, and what did I learn from it?" for a chance to win one of 14 prizes ranging from $500-$5000.

Toronto Youth Theatre Auditions - A Chorus Line
• Ages 14 - 20
• Auditions Dates: October 30th & 31st
Toronto Youth Theatre is holding auditions for both individual roles and the dance corps for a February production of A Chorus Line. See the full audition listing on the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts blog and visit for more details on the company.

Weston Youth Innovation Award
• Canadian youth ages 14-18
• Deadline: Postmarked by February 14th, 2011
The Ontario Science Centre's Weston Youth Innovation Award seeks to recognize youth 14-18 who have  "used science and/or technology as the basis for developing creative and innovative ideas aimed at solving real-world problems, put their ideas into action, and as a result, have had a positive impact either in their own community or on a broader scale."