OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today launched the inaugural
Canada Day Challenge (formerly known as the Canada Day Poster
Challenge). This national competition encourages young Canadians aged 8
to 18 to demonstrate their artistic and creative talent and to express
what Canada means to them.
"The Canada Day Challenge gives today's youth an opportunity to express
themselves on the subject of Canada's history, culture, and identity,"
added Minister Moore. "The contest will also help young people learn
more about our country and celebrate Canada."
Under the theme "Canada: Strong and Free," the Canada Day Challenge is inviting young Canadians to illustrate
how the people, places, and events of the past have shaped our country
and to show their pride in being Canadian by entering in any or all of
the following three categories:
Draw It! Send in a drawing, painting, or sketch.
Snap It! Submit an original photo taken with a digital camera or smartphone.
Write It! Submit a literary creation in the form of a short story, poem, or
"Our Government is proud to invest in projects that contribute to our
collective identity and define who we are as Canadians," said
Minister Moore. "On the road to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, let us celebrate all the things that make Canada the
united, strong and free country we are today."
Entries will be accepted from February 1 to March 22, 2013.
Winners of the Canada Day Challenge will be announced in spring 2013.
The winning entries will be on display at the Canadian Museum of
Civilization from June to September 2013, and will be part of the
design of the official poster for the 2013 Celebrate Canada festivities.
One national winner and two finalists will be selected in each category.
Prizes will be presented to the three national winners and six
finalists by the 2013 Canada Day Challenge sponsors: the National
Capital Commission, Encounters with Canada, the Trans Canada Trail,
Canada Post, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Royal Canadian
Mint, and Parks Canada.
Canada Day Challenge contest rules and entry forms are available at www.challenge.pch.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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