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Art and Essay Stream

Who can participate?

  • K-G12 and CÉGEP — can submit an art piece, essay, or other representation to express their vision of a reconciled Canada, which may be featured in an art book. 

Accepted File Types:

Projects can be submitted by hard copy or electronically via email, but please note originals will not be returned.

  • Written submissions: Word or pdf files
  • Visual Pieces: high resolution photos in .jpg format
  • Music/Song/Sound: .mp3 files
  • Video: mp4 files are preferred, other file types may be accepted
  • Other: any other formats can be mailed to the NCTR office

Submission Process:

Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting your project.

  1. Submissions must be made by 11:59 p.m. CT, February 16th, 2024. We will accept submissions by email and snail mail, the post mark should be February 16th.
  2. Please contact us in advance of our deadline for any assistance or direction about the submission process.
  3. Submissions must include a completed submission form with all fields filled in, and include the appropriate signatures. Projects submitted with incomplete forms will be ineligible for consideration.
  4. Contents of the submission are considered public information once submitted and should not include private or privileged information.
  5. Artwork must be submitted in the appropriate file type. An original copy of the artwork is preferred, but please note originals will not be returned.

Submission Checklist:

Ready to submit your project? Review the checklist:

  • Identify youth lead
  • Identify up to 2 additional project representatives
  • Review submission form to ensure it has:
    • All fields filled out
    • Correct contact information
    • Completed essay questions
  • Completed artwork

Submission Forms:

Interactive Word Document Version

Printable Version PDF

Selection Process:

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Financial Support:

Support for Imagine a Canada program comes from IG Wealth Management and Power Corporation of Canada.

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NCTR’s spirit name – bezhig miigwan, meaning “one feather”.

Bezhig miigwan calls upon us to see each Survivor coming to the NCTR as a single eagle feather and to show those Survivors the same respect and attention an eagle feather deserves. It also teaches we are all in this together — we are all one, connected, and it is vital to work together to achieve reconciliation.