Get Involved

We invite Canadian high school students across Canada to explore the significance of Basic Income through two engaging contests:

1) Artistic Expression: Submit creative works in categories such as poetry, video, visual art, and music, reflecting the theme “Imagining Basic Income: Artistic Visions for a More Equitable Canada.”

2) Opinion-Editorial: Write an opinion piece (max 500 words) on “Why a Basic Income will be important to Canada in the next decade.”

Both contests aim to empower youth to contribute to policy discussions, fostering a deeper understanding of Basic Income.

Contest Details

Eligibility: Open to all high school students in Canada.

Judging: A panel will evaluate submissions based on creativity, clarity, originality, and depth of analysis.

Prizes: There will be three winners in each contest. The finalists will gain national exposure through our website and receive cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 along with an opportunity to participate in the 2024 Basic Income Guarantee Forum in Ottawa in May.  The winning ‘opinion editorial’ will be published in Metroland newspapers.

Submission Deadline: May 1st submissions and any questions can be sent to

Winners announced: At the 2024 Basic Income Forum

Learn more through the Basic Income Canada Youth Network, and this excellent op-ed article.

Join us in sparking meaningful conversations about the future of Basic Income in Canada!