Building Bridges Contest

Building Bridges Contest

Five diverse youth who are engaging together

Do you think diversity is important in Quebec?

Enter the Diversity Challenge (#defidiversité) through social media and email!

Le version française ici.


#Défidiversité is your opportunity to raise awareness and shine a light on diversity by creating  a video for social media.  The video should bust a myth about religious, cultural or other kinds of differences!


Send your video to using Wetransfer ( ) or Google drive ( )


Who can enter the contest?

Young people aged 8 to 17 living in Quebec.


What are the criteria for participating?

  • Create a video alone, in a team, or as part of a school project supervised by a teacher.
  • The video can be a message, news report, declaration, , commercial, short film, a poem, a rap, etc.
  • It must be no longer than 2 minutes. Be careful, not a second longer!
  • The video must respect the theme #defidiversité.


You must follow health and safety measures when you make your video! Before starting your project, consult the kit on health standards for audiovisual productions. It will help you keep yourself and your co-creators safe while filming. After all, everyone has a role to play!


How will the videos be judged?

All videos that meet the above criteria will be sent to the jury.

The jury will view and analyze the videos according to five criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Persuasiveness and impact of the message
  • Technical quality (sound, image, light, acting)
  • Compliance with health measures in the workplace
  • Overall presentation of the message (content, research, diversity, accuracy)


The judges will choose  3 winners.


What’s the deadline for submitting your video?

You must send your video by May 4, 2022.


Who are the judges?

  • Xavier Watso teacher, indigenous activist and TikToker
  • Bouchera Chelbi, teacher and inclusion activist
  • Rev. Diane Rollert, minister and social justice activist
  • Dr. Catherine Jarvis, assistant professor of family medicine and physician working  with immigrant communities.
  • W. Alice Chan, executive director, co-founder of the Centre for Religious Civic Literacy
  • Amrit Kaur, teacher and leader in the World Sikh Organization
  • Rachel Hyppolite-Lafontaine, teacher


Description of the prizes

1st prize: $800 gift certificates to L.L. Lozeau

2nd prize: Tokyo Treat box subscription for 6 months ($200 value)

3rd prize: $100 gift certificate to Simon’s


Prizes will be awarded at an online gala on May 19 at 7:00 p.m.