Banner contest returns for Earth Day

Earth Day and the imaginations of Wetaskiwin’s youth are coming together for the My Green Wetaskiwin...

Wetaskiwin is turning green

Wetaskiwin is turning green

Earth Day and the imaginations of Wetaskiwin’s youth are coming together for the My Green Wetaskiwin Banner Design Contest.

The City of Wetaskiwin is encouraging youth between the ages of five and 18 to draw what a “Green Wetaskiwin” means to them.

Contest rules and entry forms are available through the city”s website: http://wetaskiwin.ca.

The deadline for designs are May 1, 2017, and Amanda Stewart, CADD/architectural technologist, says a committee will choose the winning entries within the following month.

Each participant, whether their designs are chosen or not, will receive a one-day pass to the Manluk Centre. Winning entries will be awarded a smaller version of their banner, a flex pass membership to the Manluk Centre, a swag bag valued at more than $200, and a prize from the Wetaskiwin Canadian Tire.

The contest is divided into four age categories; ages five to eight, nine to 12, 13 to 15 and 16 to 18. Three winners from each group will be chosen.

“There will be 12 total. I think they’re going down Main Street,” said Stewart.

The banners will appear in the city after the Canada Day celebrations. “We want to keep the Canada Day banners up until then,’ said Stewart.

Stewart says she hopes to see participants representing all age groups get involved, and that they get their moment of pride upon seeing their banner design posted in the city. “We’d love to have everyone involved. We’d like to see everyone connected.”

The contest is not just open to city residents. Stewart says in the past children from the Millet, Gwynne and Pigeon Lake areas have all gotten involved, as long as they have some connection or interaction with the city.

Design entries can be dropped off at city hall, the Manluk Centre or the following schools: Centennial Elementary School, Clear Vista Elementary Junior High School, Norwood Elementary School, École Parkdale School and Sacred Heart School.