OTTAWA (ON) – Five young Canadians are now in the running to have their artwork featured on the 2013 Community Foundation stamp that raises funds for children’s charities and school programs. Hailing from Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Ontario, these budding artists will now rely on the public to choose the winner.
The five finalists are:
- Alexandria Swartz – Spending Time with Loved Ones (Toronto, ON)
- Daman Laking – Choices (Smithville, ON)
- Ezra Peters - Floating Adrift (Fairview, AB)
- Sally Wilkie - World Peace (The Village of Port Williams, NS)
- Lucy Wilkie - Shadow of Peace (The Village of Port Williams, NS)
Canadians can vote for their favourite design online at deliverhope.ca from now until March 29th. The winner will be announced in September. The winning designer will receive a $2,000 Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and a $250 gift card. Runners up will each receive a $500 registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), a $100 gift card, and 3 Picture PostageTM sheets featuring their design.
The competition was launched in November and almost 100 entries were submitted from across the country. Young designers were asked to produce artwork that reflects the issues that are important to them.
About the Canada Post Community Foundation
The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children’s vision is to help ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and part of a community that supports and cares for them. Its mission is to have a positive effect in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children. To learn more about the Foundation, visit canadapost.ca/community.