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Class Projects – Posters

Starting September, 2006 we will be inviting public and private school children and youth organizations to showcase their artistic talent in the 1st Annual Summits of Canada Poster Contest. This poster contest will have a theme about the environment, fitness & Health and the mountains in one more step to help us achieve our goal of making Canada better known to Canadians and the world.

All participants in the contest will receive a certificate. All submissions will be entered into 4 grade categories where there will be a first, second and third place winner and will be posted on our website. From all submissions, thirteen (13) posters will be selected for the 2007 Summits of Canada Poster Calendar.

If you are interested in having your school, class or organization be a part of this contest please send us an email to education@summitsofcanada.ca 

Posters rules and guidelines will be sent out after September 30, 2006.

Eligibility:

All students in both public and private schools, and youth organizations are eligible.

Themes:

The Summits of Canada Poster Contest will have the following themes:

  • Canada
  • Mountains
  • Environment
  • Health & fitness

Poster Requirements:

Posters created by students must be their own original artwork. Copyrighted characters (such as Superman) or copyrighted clip art will not be accepted.

Materials:

layout informationStudents may use a variety of media, such as watercolor, pen and ink, crayon, chalk, markers, etc. Brighter colors, however, reproduce better for the calendar, light pencil marks will not show up. Students are encouraged to incorporate recycled or recyclable materials into their creations. Keep in mind most posters will likely be on public display, and should be easy to see or read.

Size & Layout:

Minimum: 8 ½" x 11"
Maximum: 18" x 24"
Landscape Layout only!! - Landscape reproduces better for the Calendar.

Judging Procedure:

School and/or Youth Organization Level - Each participating school/youth group is permitted to submit up to fifteen (15) posters. How your school/youth group decides on the fifteen (15) posters is up to you. Some schools/youth groups may wish to have a contest and choose the entries; others may just have the art teacher, principal or group leader choose.

Each poster must have the Release Form securely fastened to the back of the poster. A poster not accompanied by a completed Release Form will not be eligible for further judging.

Judging - The posters will be grouped in one of the following four grade categories:

  • K through 3rd Grade
  • 4th through 6th Grade
  • 7th through 9th Grade
  • 10th through 12th Grade.

Judging Criteria:

1. Clear message conveyed by the text and artwork;
2. The poster theme listed above is addressed;
3. Creativity, originality and artistic quality;
4. Visual clarity - easily read; and
5. Bright and colorful.

Awards:

School/Youth Organization Level:

Each teacher/organizer will receive a Certificate of Recognition to acknowledge the participants efforts.

Province/Territory/Country Winners:

The First, Second and Third place winners in each grade category will receive a recycled-content framed "Certificate of Accomplishment" from the Summits of Canada.

In addition, each student will be awarded a prize, and receive the honor of having their artwork replicated into a poster calendar. The winners' schools will also receive a certificate of recognition.

Please Remember:
Each school/youth organization may submit up to fifteen (15) entries. Entries must meet the poster requirements specified above, and must have the Release Form securely fastened to the back of the poster. All artwork submitted becomes the property of the Summits of Canada, and may be reproduced. 

Poster Contest Rules

  1. There will be no charge for entering the Contest.
  2. The theme will be announced in September, 2006.
  3. No Professional drawings can be entered.
  4. The name/address and phone number should be on the back of the drawing.
  5. Entries must be submitted by a date a time designated by the Summits of Canada and announced at a later date.
  6. Entries should be submitted on stiff board (such as foam core board) 12" by 18" in size, no 3-dimensional artwork please. A photo copy of the drawing should be retained by the entrant for his or her record.
  7. Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, theme, content, and drawing skill.
  8. The decision of the judges is final.
  9. The Summits of Canada assumes no responsibility for submissions. Winning entrants agree that the Summits of Canada Expedition Leader has the right to use, without further compensation, their drawings for promotion of the Expedition or any other related use.
  10. All drawings by each participant must be accompanied by the entry form and a photo of the participant