General Rules

Open to all students and classes from all schools in Nova Scotia. Submissions are accepted from October 19, 2018 to February 8, 2019. You are encouraged to send your entries early.

Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, the name of your school, your grade, your teacher’s name and your teacher’s contact number.

Entries via mail only or delivered during regular business hours to:

The African Nova Scotian History Challenges
Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute
5450 Cornwallis Street
Halifax, NS
B3K 1A9

Details & Challenges

DBDLI Awards for Excellence in African Nova Scotian History are presented to students whose submissions to the Challenges best exemplify the contributions that African Nova Scotians have made to the history, heritage and culture of our province and our country. All Awards include cash bursaries.

DBDLI Awards will be presented solely at the discretion of the Judging Committee and the Judging Committee’s decisions will be deemed final. Judges will consider content, grade level, creativity and presentation in evaluating each submission. The Judging Committee may award one top prize and one or more runners-up prizes for each Challenge. Awards range from $50.00 to $250.00 each. Prizes will be awarded by category: High School (Grades 10-12), Junior High (Grades 7-9) and Elementary (Grades P-6). Submissions post-marked or delivered after the deadline date will not be considered. Students may submit one entry to each Challenge. Teachers may submit one class entry only. Submissions will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Only Award winners will be contacted. A complete list of Award winners will be published on our website.

The 2019 African Nova Scotian History Challenge Awards

This year’s celebration and awards ceremony was once again held at Chebucto Heights Elementary School. The venue was packed with students, teachers, family members and community who witnessed our largest group of award recipients yet.

To all the students and teachers who worked hard on all of the submissions we received, well done and a special congratulations to the Winners and the Honourable Mention recipients. Your submissions of various written and creative platforms best exemplified the contributions that African Nova Scotians have made to the history, heritage and culture of our province.

Congratulations and thank you for being part of this important initiative.