March 10, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today the eighth annual Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration Flag Contest. The contest encourages all youth to explore their creativity and express their pride of Aboriginal culture. It opens March 24, 2014, closes at midnight ET on May 6, 2014, and is open to residents of Canada aged 12 to 17 years.
APTN invites youth, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, to design and draw a flag that symbolizes the distinctiveness and diversity of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. Participants are also welcome to integrate into their designs what National Aboriginal Day means to them. The contest honours the national day and will award prizes to a national winner and a regional winner from Nova Scotia.
The winning flag designs will be unveiled at APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration. The day-long celebration features an abundance of family-friendly activities and an evening of unparalleled performance with some of the biggest names in Aboriginal entertainment. The event will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
The national winner will receive: a trip to Winnipeg (along with one parent/guardian), including accommodations; an opportunity to be featured on APTN; an invitation to take part in APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration; and a cash prize of $500. The winner’s flag will be raised above APTN’s headquarters in downtown Winnipeg.
This year, the regional contest coincides with the twin stage celebration of Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration in Halifax. One entrant among all submissions received from residents of Nova Scotia will be deemed the regional winner. The regional winner will receive: a trip to Halifax (along with one parent/guardian), including accommodations; an opportunity to be featured on APTN; an invitation to participate in APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration in Halifax; and a cash prize of $500.
If a winner’s design is initiated as part of a school project, the winner’s school will also receive $750 towards the purchase of learning materials.
For official contest rules and submission specifications visit: ADLflagcontest.com.