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Young creators encouraged to enter Indigenous Arts and Stories contest – battlefordsNOW

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2019298 Views

January 24, 2019

Indigenous youth who have a knack for art and writing and want to get their content out there are welcomed to submit their work for a prestigious national contest.

The Indigenous Arts and Stories organization is holding its annual contest, which is open to Indigenous youth between the ages of six and 29. It gives artists the chance to win up to $2,000. The submission window is currently open, which breaks the competition down into 10 categories between the writing and art groups.

The contest started in 2005. Last year, two artists from Saskatchewan took home the first and second spots in the senior art category in Jared Boechler from Saskatoon and Jasmine Sites from Lac La Ronge. This contest also gives students the opportunity to explore their personal, cultural and family heritage. Those who submit to the contest are required to include a statement and personal story behind the work.

The contest evolved into different art forms over the years, officially creating the new art category in 2011.

Andrea Hall, assistant manager of communications and programs at Historica Canada, said there a few hundred submissions each year.

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