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INDIGENOUS TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE & MEDICINE CONTEST

To celebrate the rich culture and heritage of BC's Indigenous peoples, FORED sponsors an annual art, photography & video contest for all Indigenous youth on the theme of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge & Medicine with $150 cash prizes. 

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CONTEST DETAILS

Indigenous Traditional Knowledge & Medicine

ENTRY CRITERIA

Open to all youths ages 5-18 with First Nations, Inuit, Metis, or self-declared ancestry.

  • Participants must include:

    • Brief description of how their artwork, photography or video relates to traditional knowledge and medicine

    • Their name

    • Band affiliation or ancestry

    • Home mailing address (for prize cheque)

    • Phone & email address (or parent contact)

    • Grade, teacher and school name

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DETAILS

Theme: Indigenous Traditional Knowledge & Medicine

This contest is a wonderful opportunity to find a mentor in the Elder community to pass down this important knowledge to Indigenous youth.

Prize: 3 x $150 prizes. Group work is eligible with a shared prize.

  • Artwork can be any size or artistic medium.

  • Videos must be less than 5 min.

  • Mailed artwork cannot be returned.

  • Winners' names and entries can be published in local media, on FORED social media channels & website, and showcased in Ministry of Education offices in Victoria on Aboriginal Day, June 21.

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DEADLINE: JUNE 8, 2022

Submission info:

All entries may be submitted electronically (.jpg, .png, .pdf, .mp4 OR .MOV all acceptable) to education(at)foredbc.org. Minimum 3 MB (no blurry photos please). Or by mail: #213 4481 W 10th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6R 4R8.

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