Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is gearing up to launch its sixth annual National Aboriginal Day Live Flag contest. In 2011, APTN chose 17-year-old Taylor Vanasse’s design from a total of 228 entries received from across Canada. Her artwork incorporates vibrant symbols that represent Aboriginal Peoples as a whole.
APTN is inviting young people between the ages of 12 to 17 from across the country to design a flag that represents the richness and diversity of all of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples, and which illustrates what National Aboriginal Day means to them. As Canada’s only Aboriginal television network, this contest is just one of the ways APTN is providing opportunities for young people to share their vision and pride of Aboriginal culture and heritage.
The annual flag contest is part of APTN’s 2012 Aboriginal Day Live event, which includes a nationally televised concert featuring live performances by some of Canada’s top Aboriginal artists, slated to take place this year on Saturday, June 23.
The contest winner receives:
If the design was initiated as part of a school project, his/her school will also receive $750 towards the purchase of learning materials.
The contest opens April 2, 2012, and is open to all youth aged 12 to 17 during the contest term. Entries should reflect the rich diversity of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada. All entries must be received at APTN’s Winnipeg headquarters by midnight ET, May 18, 2012.
To find out more information, official contest rules and submission specifications, visit www.aboriginaldaylive.com.
September 1, 2011, marked the 12-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 10 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite (DTH), telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel APTN HD in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or toll-free at 1-888-278-8862, or visit the website at www.aptn.ca>.