OTTAWA, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - 1812: The Fight for Canada is the theme of
the 2012 Canada Day Poster Challenge, which was launched today by the
Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official
This national competition invites young Canadians aged 5 to 18 to design
an original poster that illustrates how the people, places, and events
of the past have shaped our country.
"The Poster Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to
express what Canada means to them and to share their creativity with
their peers across the country," said Minister Moore. "This year,
participants are invited to create a poster showing how people from
different backgrounds and regions joined forces to fight for Canada
during the War of 1812."
A single finalist from all age categories combined will be chosen in
each province and territory. A national winner will then be selected
from the 13 provincial and territorial finalists. The winning design
will become the official poster of the 2012 Celebrate Canada
festivities throughout the country.
From June to September 2012, the artwork of the 13 provincial and
territorial finalists will be on display at the Canadian Children's
Museum, which is part of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in
Prizes will also be presented to the 52 winners, by age category, by the
2012 Poster Challenge sponsors: the Parks Canada Agency, the Trans
Canada Trail, Encounters with Canada, Canada Post, the Royal Canadian
Mint, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Entry rules and additional resources can be found on the Poster
Challenge website at www.posterchallenge.pch.gc.ca.
The deadline for entering the contest is March 9, 2012.
For more details, visit the competition website at www.posterchallenge.pch.gc.ca or contact the Canadian Heritage Enquiry Centre at 1-866-811-0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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