Canada Summer Games seeking medal designer

Officials with the 2021 Canada Summer Games – a multi-sport competition similar to the Olympics – are seeking a Niagara-based artist to design the athlete medals.

To be hosted in the Niagara Region in August 2021, the Canada Summer Games will feature hundreds of athletes competing in 20 events.

Artists aged 18 and older are invited to submit a minimum of three pieces of original art along with a 250-word submission detailing their artistic experience; their connection to Niagara; and how their medal concept aligns with the spirit of the Canada Games.

Submissions will be accepted until Feb. 7 at midnight via email – vwikston@2021canadagames.ca – or by mail or drop off to the 2021 Games’ headquarters at 25 Corporate Park Dr., Suite 302, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3W2 (care of Vittoria Wikston).

A committee will select five semi-finalists by Feb. 28. Each semi-finalist will receive a $500 honorarium and be invited to present their medal design.

Three artists will then be chosen to develop prototypes for the final selection, and the winning design will be announced by June 30. The winner will receive a $2,000 honorarium.

For full rules, visit niagara2021.ca/terms/medal-design-program.

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