The Canadian War Museum is dedicated to the study of Canadian military history and the effects of war upon Canada and its people. The Museum also recognizes the need to assist students who plan to continue their studies in the field of history. The Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards have been instituted to support and encourage these students.
The Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards are financially supported by the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.
Download the application form (PDF file, 214 Kb)
Criteria for admission Application for the Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards is open to all senior students who plan on graduating from secondary school in the spring of 2013. To qualify, each student must submit an original work using one of the following media:
- Visual Art
- Web Design
- Audio or Video Production
Please do NOT include extra material such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, news clippings or résumés.
Deadline Completed applications must be postmarked and mailed no later than April 15, 2013. Late applications and applications that do not provide all the requested material will not be reviewed. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be considered.
Theme Every year, the Canadian War Museum selects a theme on which students must base their work. For 2013, students are to produce a work on the following theme:
Canada and The Korean War
July 27, 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. Between 1950 and 1953, more than 30,000 Canadians fought with the United Nations Command to defend South Korea against attacks from North Korean and Chinese forces. Five hundred and sixteen Canadians died during the Korean War, and many more were injured.
Your original work for this year’s competition should explore a theme related to Canada and the Korean War. You might examine a historical person, event, or organization, or you might offer a more general or more personal overview. You could explore famous Canadian battles, examine Canada’s reasons for supporting the United Nations effort, or interview a veteran of the war. You may wish to look at the war’s legacy in Canada, efforts to commemorate the war’s casualties and veterans, or the connections between your family, your school, or your community and the war. Why is the Korean War sometimes called “The Forgotten War”? How have Canadians sought to preserve peace in Korea since the end of the war?
For further information: http://www.warmuseum.ca/education/programs/the-colonel-douglas-h-gunter-award/