"The Art of Democracy" National Youth Challenge

"The Art of Democracy" National Youth Challenge invites young Canadians aged 14-30 to submit images, videos, blog posts and tweets in response to the question "What does your democracy mean to you?"

A five-member panel of notable Canadians will judge the entries. Contestants will win prizes for the best submissions in each category and their work will be displayed at www.democracy-democratie.ca. Winners and runners-up will receive the following:

Best Image

  • Winner: Nikon camera - D3000 with 18-55VR and 55-200VR lenses
  • Runner-up: PlayStation 3 - 320 GB Entertainment System

Best Video

  • Winner: iPad 2 - 16 GB with Wi-Fi and 3G, plus an iPad Smart Cover
  • Runner-up: PlayStation 3 - 320 GB Entertainment System

Best Blog Post

  • Winner: iPad 2 - 16 GB with Wi-Fi and 3G, plus an iPad Smart Cover
  • Runner-Up: iPod Touch - 32 GB

Best Tweet

  • 5 winners: Chapters Indigo gift card ($100 each)

The submission deadline is November 30, 2011. Winners will be announced in March 2012.

"The Art of Democracy" National Youth Challenge is run by Elections Canada in collaboration with Apathy is Boring, a national youth-led charitable organization that uses art and technology to educate youth about democracy.

This activity is part of Canada’s Democracy Week, an Elections Canada civic education initiative taking place from September 12-16, 2011, in support of the United Nations International Day of Democracy on September 15.

More information about Canada's Democracy Week and the National Youth Challenge, including the submission form, is available at www.democracy-democratie.ca.

Information:

Elections Canada Media Relations
1-877-877-9515
www.elections.ca

Apathy is Boring

Apathy is Boring
Émile Thomas
Communications and Events Coordinator
514-844-2472
communications@apathyisboring.com
www.apathyisboring.com

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