Legion Poster & Literary Competition
For over fifty years, the Royal Canadian Legion has sponsored an annual Poster and Literary Contest for students, with the goal of "fostering the tradition of Remembrance amongst Canadians." Contests include both poster art, and literary work.
initial judging takes place at the community level by volunteers at local Legion branches where entries have the potential to move on to judging at the Provincial level and subsequently on to Ottawa for final judgement where National winners are declared.
First place entries (posters and essays/poems) are displayed at the Canaidan War Museum from June to the following May. Posters ranked Second place and Honorable Mention are displayed in the foyer of the Parliament buildings during Remembrance Day.
The Legion also sponsors trips to Ottawa for Senior student winners, to attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony where they have the honor of placing a wreath on behalf of the Youth of Canada and potentially meeting and visiting with the Governor General.
Last year 405 Okotoks students entered the competition from elementary, junior, and high schools, with many earning provincial recognition and financial prizes.
Below, are some contributions by our own Art students. Take a moment to reflect on the personal stories behind the art and consider submitting your own contributions next year.
For more information on the Legion's annual Poster And Literary Competition, speak to your ELA teacher, or Mr. Rasporich in Art.