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2024 Youth Challenge

This dynamic video contest invites high school students across Alberta to unleash their creativity and spotlight why our province is the ultimate place to study, work, and live! 

By showcasing the unique perspectives of Alberta's youth, the Why I Love Alberta (YI#LOVEALBERTA) Youth Challenge will show the world the boundless opportunities our province provides and solidify Alberta as the prime destination in the west.

Submit an entry and read more: 


  • February 1st  - contest opens
  • Grade 9–12 Alberta social studies students are eligible to participate. 
  •  April 30th - submission deadline
  • Winners revealed during "Economic Development Week," May 6 - 10
  • Participants can earn recognition and prizes for their creative contributions
  • Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded to the top three submissions, respectively, along with a corresponding amount granted to each winning student's classroom.

YI#LOVEALBERTA - SHare the News!  

Encourage the students in your communities to participate! 

This contest is a unique platform for the students' individual perspectives on the benefits of living and working in Alberta communities offering valuable insights for economic developers and community builders. 

Download the this toolkit, complete with social media graphics you can use to help us promote the YI#LOVEALBERTA Youth Challenge. 

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) and Ag For Life initiated the Why I Love Alberta (YI#LOVEALBERTA) Youth Challenge. 

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