Newspapers Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities are pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership and charitable writing competition for Canadians journalists. Staff writers at daily and non-daily newspapers are invited to enter the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Awards for a chance to win a grant worth up to $5,000 to donate to their local Jumpstart chapter.
The writing contest will promote the charitable mission of Canadian Tire Jumpstart and showcase the strength of Canadian newspapers in communities across the country. "Newspapers play an important communication role in telling real stories about the Jumpstart program from a human interest perspective," said John Hinds, Chief Executive Officer of Newspapers Canada. "This is why we feel this partnership is a perfect fit."
Both English and French-language writers are encouraged to enter the contest by submitting published articles that highlight how the national charitable program is making a difference in their local community. As part of the partnership agreement, Newspapers Canada will assist writers by providing editorial resources-including information about Canadian Tire Jumpstart, its activities, and story leads-on its website and through its Community Content distribution service. Twelve winning submissions will be selected and each writer will be awarded a grant of up to $5,000 to donate to the Jumpstart chapter covered in their story.
"This is an exciting partnership we have begun with Newspapers Canada and we look forward to working together and seeing all of the great articles that will be submitted for the competition," said Johnny Misely, President of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. "We know this partnership will go a long way in helping to educate Canadians about the impact that Jumpstart is making in their communities."
For more information about the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Awards please visit www.newspaperscanada.ca/programs/jumpstart-awards.
About Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation by covering registration, equipment and/or transportation costs. Since 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart has helped give more than 500,000 Canadian kids the chance to play.
About Newspapers Canada
Newspapers Canada is a joint initiative of the Canadian Newspaper Association and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association. As the voice of Canada's newspaper industry, the two associations combined represent over 830 daily, weekly, and community newspapers in every province and territory in Canada.