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With Canada’s 150th birthday fast approaching, we would like to invite students in Grades 1-12 from across the city to participate in a contest to create the official postcards for the Ottawa 2017 celebrations. These postcards will be sent to major cities across the country, to invite everyone to come to the Nation’s Capital to celebrate this very special anniversary. Your students can help make Ottawa THE place to celebrate in 2017!

WHAT: We would like to see students get creative and put their artistic talents to work, with the help of their teachers, and come up with a postcard drawing or graphic design that illustrates the best that Ottawa has to offer, and why everyone NEEDS to be here to be a part of this historic celebration.

WHEN: A selection panel of Ottawa artists will be assembled at City Hall to choose one winner from each grade.

HOW: Schools have until May 21 at noon to submit their winning designs to their board office.

PRIZE: The winning students, along with their classmates, will be invited to a pizza party at City Hall with the Mayor and City Councillors. The 12 winning designs will appear on thousands of print and digital postcards to be sent out across the nation!