11 April 2012
Ottawa – The Royal Canadian Legion has announced the winners in its Poster and Literary Contests. Held annually, for school-aged children across Canada, the contests foster the tradition of remembrance amongst all Canadians. This year there were more than 100,000 entries in the contests.
- Senior Colour Poster – Sienna Cho, Surrey, B.C.
- Senior Black and White Poster – Owen Brown, Guelph, Ont.
- Senior Poetry – Allison Somers, Carbonear, Nfld.
- Senior Essay – Amelia Haines, Peel, N.B.
- Intermediate Colour Poster – Kelaiah Guiel, Bailieboro, Ont.
- Intermediate Black and White Poster – Joseph McIntyre, Hawkestone, Ont.
- Intermediate Poetry – Mara Cox, Kimberley, B.C.
- Intermediate Essay – Robert Deacon, Victoria, B.C.
- Junior Colour Poster – Alyssa Zucchi, Montreal, Que.
- Junior Black and White Poster – Brady Tiessen, Abbotsford, B.C.
- Junior Poetry – Kianah Howk, Cochrane, Alta.
- Junior Essay – Frank Wang, Surrey, B.C.
- Primary Colour Poster – Autumn Dowhaluk, Atmore, Alta.
- Primary Black and White Poster – Jordan Bartlett, Tavistock, Ont.
The senior category winners will come to Ottawa and place a wreath at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony as part of the Vice-Regal Group on behalf of the Youth of Canada. They will receive a plaque and a monetary reward for their works. The winners in the other categories, as well as the second place finishers in all categories, will receive a certificate and a monetary reward. Honorable Mentions in all categories will receive a certificate.
The posters (colour and black and white), along with poetry and essay entries are initially judged by a local branch of the Legion and then at the Provincial Command level. The winners selected at the provincial level are then submitted to Dominion Command for final judging at the national level.
The poster contest is held at four levels, Senior (grades 10, 11 and 12), Intermediate (grades 7, 8 and 9), Junior (grades 4, 5 and 6) and Primary (grades kindergarten, 1, 2 and 3). The literary contest takes place at all level except primary. All entries received at the national level are judged by a panel of experts in those fields.
The winning entries in all categories will be displayed at the Canadian War Museum from June, 2012 until May 2013. The second place and honourable mention entries in all categories will be displayed in the Parliament Buildings during the remembrance period in November 2012.
For further information please contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion, at (613) 591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at (613) 292-8760.
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