The Poster Contest, part of the Legion's Youth and Education program, is meant to foster an understanding of the sacrifices made on our behalf by many young men and women in World Wars I and II, and the Korean War. To this day, many brave young men and women put their personal security at risk in the name of peace and humanity in places like Bosnia, Cyprus, Haiti, East Timor, Afghanistan, etc.
The entry may be either Black and White or Colour. The two types are judged in separate contests.
When are the contests held?
Contests are held each year just prior to Remembrance Day by local Legion branches throughout Ontario Command. Winners of local contests have the opportunity to compete against other branch level winners at zone level, zone winners participate at district level, district winners at provincial level, and provincial winners then compete at the Dominion or national level.
The contest is divided into four categories.
Primary - Grades 1, 2 and 3
Junior - Grades 4, 5 and 6
Intermediate - Grades 7, 8 and 9
Senior - Grades 10, 11 and 12
What can I draw?
The subject matter is Remembrance. The artist's work should inspire or reflect upon Remembrance. If any national symbols are used they should be predominantly Canadian.
Rules & Regulations
Posters will be based on the subject of REMEMBRANCE.
Contestants are challenged to exercise their initiative and create a poster on this theme.
More information can be found on on the Ontario Provincial Command website.
Students who have been out of the educational system for more than two consecutive years are ineligible to compete in the Poster Contest at any level.