National Student Banner Contest
YOUR STUDENTS’ ART COULD BE FLYING HIGH IN THE NATION’SCAPITAL!
Calling all teachers of Grades 5 to 8!
The National Capital Commission (NCC), in partnership with Classroom Connections, is running an amazing CROSS-CANADA CONTEST and PUBLIC ART PROJECT. Students in Grades 5 through 8 (Elementary 5 to Secondary 2 in Quebec) are being asked to create and submit a one-of-a-kind banner design to the “RaiseYour Voices!” National Student Banner Contest. The design should represent an issue or topic of importance to Canadian youth.
The winning banners will be professionally produced and flown in Major’s Hill Park in the heart of the Capital from May to October of 2010.
This contest is an extension of The Gathering Place: An Exploration of Canada’s Capital, and we have enclosed a copy for your class. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with contest participation.
The lessons and activities in the resource explore the following:
Introducing the Contest
The deadline for entries is February 19, 2010.
Please read the full contest details at www.canadascapital.gc.ca/bannercontest for all rules and eligibility requirements.
Want more information or extra copies of the resource? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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