Urban Indigenous Youth Media Contest

Your voice matters.

Throughout BC, the majority of Indigenous Youth are growing up in off-reserve or urban communities. And given that our cultures and identities are shaped by the environments that we grow up in, we want to hear what it means to you to be an Urban Indigenous Youth.

The NWIC Urban Indigenous Youth Media Contest is your platform to express your experiences, challenges, triumphs, and dreams. It is one of the many ways that NWIC works towards our ongoing commitment of empowering Indigenous youth, fostering understanding and respect in our diverse urban communities, and advocating for BC’s off-reserve and urban Indigenous Peoples.

We would like to celebrate the diversity of our Urban Indigenous Youth and invite you to share your perspective through a creative medium of your choosing.

Let your voice be heard and join us in celebrating the vibrant tapestry of Urban Indigenous life.

Together, we can continue to uplift and amplify the stories that make us who we are.


Please read through these contest guidelines before submitting your entry:


Share your personal journey and reflections on being an urban Indigenous individual. Explore topics like identity, culture, community, heritage, and your connection to both urban and Indigenous environments.


Choose your preferred way of expression – whether it’s a written essay, a poem, a photo series, a short video, or even an original song. Let your creativity shine!


Your entry should reflect your true experiences and feelings. We encourage you to be open, honest, and respectful in sharing your story.


Open to Indigenous (First Nation Status & Non-Status, Métis, and Inuit) youth, ages 16-30, in BC. Only one entry per individual.


All entries will receive an NWIC swag item and be entered to win fantastic prizes, including Ipads, gift certificates, and more! 


All entries must be submitted by 5pm (PDT) on October 11th, 2023.


Submit your entry through our online contest form available below.