APTN launches design-a-flag contest

It's open to all Canadians aged 12-17, and the winning design will flutter atop the network's Winnipeg headquarters.

Young people aged 12-17 from across the country are being invited to design a flag to represent the richness and diversity of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples as part of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network annual National Aboriginal Day celebrations on June 21 in Winnipeg and Yellowknife.

The contest, which runs from tomorrow until May 16, offers young Canadians the chance to show their creativity and pride in this country’s Aboriginal Peoples, says APTN CEO Jean LaRose. ‘We are proud to give youth this opportunity to share their talent and vision in creating a flag that represents all of our Aboriginal communities.’

Whoever designs the winning flag will be flown to Winnipeg with a parent or guardian to be part of APTN’s annual celebrations on June 21. The two-city event will be broadcast live across the entire APTN network, and the winning flag will fly atop APTN’s headquarters in downtown Winnipeg. As well, the winner will receive a cash prize of $250.