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October 15, 2013
Poster contest to help celebrate National Aboriginal History Month in Toronto
The City of Toronto's Aboriginal Affairs Committee is launching a poster design contest in preparation for National Aboriginal History Month in June. The contest is open to all Aboriginal youth between the ages of 13 and 24 years old. The winning design will be used to help to promote events leading up to the 2014 National Aboriginal Day in Toronto.

"We’re looking for powerful images that evoke Toronto’s spirit, energy and unique Aboriginal character," said Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee. "There is so much creativity in the Toronto Aboriginal community, and I'm sure the character will be well-portrayed. We are all looking forward to seeing all the entries."

Entries will be evaluated based on content, creativity, uniqueness, relevance to the contest theme and overall visual appeal. Entries must be paint, pencil, multi-media, photography or in an electronic design format. A panel of three people will judge the entries and all judges’ decisions are final.

Entries must be received by Friday, November 22 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be notified by November 29 and announced publicly at the City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards, December 4. All submitted non-winning artwork can be retrieved from the City at the end of the contest period.

More information about how to enter and the contest rules are available at

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