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An Overview of Arts Competitions in Semester One

By Haniya Kashif

Mentioned below is an overview of Arts Competitions in Semester One.

Contest: Give respect- Get respect: We are the change

All young people have the right to feel safe, cared for, and that they belong. The give respect- get respect arms to spread the message of respect and healthy relationships, inviting all alton community members to understand that “We are the change!”. Halton students from grades 6 - 12 may submit entries to be showcased across Halton Region in three winning categories: Posters, Videos, and Original music composition. Entries must communicate positive real-life strategies promoting messages about:

• Equity and diversity

• Personal well-being and self-esteem

• Healthy relationships and bullying prevention

• Building positive spaces and belonging at school and in the community


• Must be in landscape format

• High-resolution electronic version must be submitted (i.e. 300 dpi)

Videos and Original Songs

• Must be 90 seconds or less

• Song entries must have original music and original lyrics

• Videos must be in AVI or WMV format

• Audio only entries must be in MP3

• Original songs must include a written copy of the lyrics accompanying the entry

• Only royalty-free music may be used in submissions to avoid copyright issues

For more information, visit https://www.haltonpolice.ca/community/youth/documents/Rules or visit Ms.Basile in room 223

Contest: The Legion Poster and Literary Contests: Remembrance Day

Only one from the whole school will be entered, so this contest is if you want to create art in groups!

The contests is divided into 4 categories and the categories that are relevant to us are:

Senior: Grades 10, 11, 12

Intermediate: Grades 7, 8, 9

The Poster Contest is divided into two categories: colour and black and white. The Literary Contest is divided into two categories: essay and poem.

The 1st place winning entries at the national level in all categories in the Poster Contests, and the 1st place winning entries of the Senior categories in the Literary Contests are displayed at the Canadian War Museum from July 1 to May 1 of the following year. For the Poster Contest, the second and third place winning entries are displayed in the foyer of the House of Commons during the Remembrance period in November. For the senior winners in the four contests (two posters, one essay and one poetry), the Legion sponsors a trip to Ottawa to attend the National Remembrance Day Service. There, the winners place a wreath on behalf of the youth of Canada as well as have an opportunity to meet and visit with the Governor General. It is also a great way to showcase your art and maybe this can be the start of you career.

Entering and Regulations:

Students can enter as many contests as they wish, but can submit only one entry per category.

Has to be on a type of paper (NO CANVAS)!

For more information, visit https://legion.ca/communities-youth/youth education/remembrance-contests or see Ms.Basile in room 223.

Contest: Kids Fish Art

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Services Branch, is sponsoring its 15th annual artwork contest. Each fall, Ontario students are invited to enter the Kids' Fish Art Contest. This contest started on September 30, 2019 and will close on December 6, 2019. Winners of the contest will be announced in March 2020. This contest lets you show off your artistic talents and learn about Ontario’s native fish and their habitats. There is 1 winner for each category of grades 7-9 and 10-12. The contest is open to all students who live in Ontario. Only one entry per student!


Contest winners and their classrooms receive great prizes. This year’s prizes include:

a fishing trip at Laurentian Lodge (Elliot Lake area)

a day of fishing with Canadian Sportfishing Television Show Host, Italo Labignan

fishing gear from Lucky Strike Baitworks

classroom art supplies from STAEDTLER Mars

The winning designs:

appear on Ontario’s young angler’s licence

advance to an international competition

Topic of your Artwork or Literature:

This year's fish species are the:

Yellow Perch

Rainbow Trout

Artwork specifications

size - 8.5"x11" (letter-sized)

orientation - horizontal (landscape)

thickness - up to 0.6cm (1/4")

You should: provide your artistic interpretation of the fish in its habitat, use techniques like scratch-board, pointillism, acrylics, oil, dry brush, watercolour, pencil crayon, crosshatch, collage, linoleum printing or crayon, submit your original, hand-done creation

Do not: use photographs, tracings, computer-generated artwork, submit freehand copies of other people’s work, use mattes, frames, cover sheets or borders, put any lettering, signatures or initials on the front of the design

Essay specifications

Write a 1-page essay about: your fish, its habitat, and how to protect it for future generations. Include your name and address on your essay.

For more information, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/kids-fish-art-contest

Contest: Keeping Christ in Christmas

This contest will be closer around Christmas. The contest will be open for entries from November 9th through November 30th, 2019. Using your imagination and creativity, you have to convey the them of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas. It is open to all elementary and secondary school students.

Students can submit entries in 3 categories:

- Traditional artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3-D model, etc.)

- Original song

- Short Video

In total, there will be 12 student finalists chosen.

For more information, visit Ms.Basile in room 223

Contest: Bishop Reding's Christmas Card Contest

This “contest” is only in school. All students from this high school can enter a Christmas card design and the best Christmas card design will be chosen by Mrs.O'Grady and Ms.Basile to be put on all the Christmas cards that Mrs.O'Grady will give to our administration and staff members. Only one card will be chosen! It is a great opportunity to show your design in a new and creative way.

For more information regarding any of the contests mentioned, visit Ms.Basile in room 223.

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