The knowledge for change media contest

At Champions of Change, we want to support young women and their advocacy for gender equality/ We are going to award 2 lucky winners with a monetary scholarship fromt he funds collected by necklace sales (which was the first part of this initiative, titled "Knowledge & Necklaces").

submission categories

  • Essays and Short Films

Submissions can be focused on anything to do with women, gender equality, and female empowerment.

how long can my submission be?

Essays can be up to 1,500 words in length and videos can be up to 5 minutes in length. 

who determines the winner?

you are eligible if you are;

Your submissions will be judged by a panel of 4 judges, ranging from university women's studies professors to local activists and high school English and media studies teachers.

enter now!

  • Going into any field career-wise

  • Going into post-secondary education and are in grades 11-12, or are currently enrolled in post secondary education and plan to continue

  • Female or gender-diverse

Anyone in Champions of Change HQ BoD, Chapter Core Teams (London, Toronto, Hamilton), and any chapter executives are NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE

  • Members from HQ or chapters ARE allowed, just not execs/directors/EDs/VPs/Presidents/AMD/MD

Topic ideas (you are not limited to these):

  • The Women's suffrage movement

  • The importance of intersectional feminism

  • Gender stereotypes

  • Reproductive rights

  • Period taxes

  • The wage gap and how to combat it

  • How to increase gender representation in politics or media

  • Any other ideas related to women, gender equality, and female empowerment!