Media releases | August 19, 2022

EDMONTON - Public Interest Alberta, a progressive advocacy organization, today announced the Just Future Essay Contest, a province-wide essay contest to encourage young Albertans aged 14 - 30 to share the biggest and boldest ideas for an Alberta where nobody is left behind.

“We know younger Albertans have a positive vision for our province and we want to share those ideas far and wide,” said Bradley Lafortune, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta. “For too long, the future of our province has been filtered through a narrow lens of selfish elite interests that don’t reflect the values of Albertans.” 

Public Interest Alberta’s contest is open to creative entries in any format to accommodate all the ways in which young Albertans are already imagining and building the Alberta they want to see. In the name of transparency, the organization will also release all the names of the contest’s judges over the coming weeks. 

“The future we are going to build together will be socially, economically and environmentally just, and it will be inclusive of all voices,” said Lafortune. “Alberta belongs to everyone who lives, works, and plays here. With this essay contest we look forward to seeing the best of what Alberta has to offer—to bring people together, not separate them.”

For full contest details, see here.