2018 WHERE Challenge Winners

The following entries were prepared and researched by students aged 9 to 14 years. While WHERE Challenge judges acknowledge that some entries may contain inaccuracies, they applaud students' efforts and the quality of the entries. The 2018 WHERE Challenge winners are as follows:

Multimedia Winners: 9 to 11 years old

'La Peinture' ($500)
Best Overall
Eva Berneron, Laure-Marie Jasmin, Emma Lapierre, Marilyn Beaulieu, Olivia Côté and Marie-Ève Simard
Neuville, QC

Judges Comments: click to view
Good use of props, costumes and background
A pleasure to watch, had some good comedic elements
Bonne présentation, bonne explication. Fait des liens avec l'industrie minière et la géologie au Canada. Bonne utilisation de la pensée critique
Original, très amusant, constructif et bien réalisé

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'Minecraft' ($250)
Best Creative
Paul Vine
Ottawa, ON

Judges Comments: click to view
I really liked the way minecraft was used to visual to tell the story
Fait de bons liens avec la géologie
Très original

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'Le Venna' ($250)
Best Research
Ethan Qiu, Branavan Jegatheejivaran and Kael Raynolds Knechtel
Ottawa, Nepean and Kanata ON

Judges Comments: click to view
Good use of transition from main host to 'offsite' reporter
Concept original
Excellente vidéo. Excellent liens avec l'industrie minière, la géologie et la géographie au Canada. Très bonne utilisation de la pensée critique. Excellente explication de ce qui est renouvelable ou non

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Multimedia Winners: 12 to 14 years old

'WHERE Challenge : a re(KEY)Cap' ($500)
Best Overall
Richard Shi
Scarborough, ON

Judges Comments: click to view
Clever, fun, well thought out…really enjoyed it!!
Very fun and creative video; good use of drawings and real life; good use of music; smooth transitions

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'The Quest for the Great Handle' ($250)
Best Creative
Anson Cheng
Toronto, ON

Judges Comments: click to view
So cool!!
Easy to use and educational; good information; music and fun to use;

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'Pencils and Graphite' ($250)
Best Research
Nini Yang
Toronto, ON

Judges Comments: click to view
Really fun to watch - good acting!!
Fun video + mix of drawings and live action

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'Family Tree of Nickel' ($250)
Honourable Mention
Julia Kuo and Shirley Su
Toronto, ON

Judges Comments: click to view
Fun, creative - lots of research and info - and good examples other than scissors
Fun and clear; smooth transitions; good examples used

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Literary Winners 9 to 11 years old

'Zoug et Zouga' ($500)
Best Overall
Marine Béland, Kate Sauvageau, Éliane Allard, Samuel Lanouette, Juliette Tiberj, Rose-Alice Jean, Élisabeth Côté and Émilie Laperrière
Neuville, QC

Judges Comments: click to view
Creative work with good Canadian examples
Présentation de haut calibre avec une idée très originale, des dessins supers beaux et un français quasi impeccable

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'Les Vetements' ($250)
Best Research
Angleina Liu, Angeline Yan, Amelia Singh and Michelle GaoNepean
Ottawa, ON

Judges Comments: click to view
Quite a detailed explanation on the processing of the product, relatively clean layout
Belle réalisation technique, bon travail de recherche et de synthèse

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Literary Winners 12 to 14 years old

'Story Time : The Life of a Pop Can!' ($500)
Best Overall
Leia Martin
Oakville, ON

Judges Comments: click to view
Well organized - great visuals!!
Well explained and easy to follow. Did a great job of explaining the different steps involved in extraction and processing.

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'Hair Ties on My Wrist' ($250)
Best Creative
Darby Liebrecht
Saskatoon, SK

Judges Comments: click to view
Creative work
Good medium and got the point across well

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'ZINC : The Missing Link' ($250)
Best Research
Jessica Ye and Shirley Su
Toronto, ON

Judges Comments: click to view
Very well done, good flow, creative mix of images and hand drawn characters; good information
Very well written and went into great detail

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‘I See Silica’
Honourable Mention
Fergus English
Saskatoon, SK

Judges Comments: click to view
Pretty poem - theme had good flow
Great concept

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Graphic Art Winners 9 to 11 years old

'What’s in a Ribbon Microphone' ($500)
Best Overall
Lucy Lee
Coquitlam, BC

Judges Comments: click to view
Very well illustrated - lots of research
Neat concept and run through of the various elements that make up the microphone

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'Gemstone Project' ($250)
Best Research
Marley Proctor
Waterford, NB

Judges Comments: click to view
A lot of work went in to this. Visually pleasing!!
Good information on the mineral including physical properties and varieties

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Graphic Art Winners 12 to 14 years old

'What’s in a Penny' ($500)
Best Overall
Natasha Sujitharaj
Toronto, ON

Judges Comments: click to view
Clear in message and composition; quality drawings; good information
Good craftsmanship, nice use of colours, organized and easy to follow.

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'What’s in Kitty Litter' ($250)
Best Creative
Rhedyn Sprange, Hailey Poetker and Ocean Toews
Winnipeg, MB

Judges Comments: click to view
Fun video + mix of drawings and live action
Good craftsmanship. Information is well synthesized, goes into an even amount of detail on the different topics

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'What’s in a Pencil' ($250)
Best Research
Vicky Yang
Scarborough, ON

Judges Comments: click to view
Neat drawings and great flow
Very clean design, very appealing.

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School Winners

Three school prizes awarded of $750 each. School prizes are based on a combination of quality and quantity of entries from each school.

Dr Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute
Toronto, ON
Winning entries: 7

Hilson Avenue Public School
Ottawa, ON
Winning entries: 3

Montgomery School
Saskatoon, SK
Winning entries: 2



Random Prize Draw Winners

Early Bird Winner Announcement:

Congratulations to Nagham Albashir, from Vancouver, British Columbia! Nagham’s project was randomly draw from eligible entries received by midnight December 31, 2017 and has won $250 in cash prizes.


Teacher Incentive Draw Winner Announcement:

Congratulations to Ms. Lindsay Hart, a teacher at Sussex Corner Elementary School! Ms. Lindsay Hart was randomly chosen drawn from a list of eligible teachers whom submitted a minimum of 10 entries by midnight December 31, 2017. She has won an IPad mini.

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