2021 DND Deputy Minister/CDS Holiday Card contest for kids



Deputy Minister Jody Thomas and Acting Chief of the Defence Staff General Wayne Eyre are calling upon the children of Defence Team members to design their 2021 holiday greeting card.

The contest is open to children of military and civilian Defence Team members aged four to 12.

The task?

Come up with some creative holiday artwork around the chosen theme and follow the guidelines to submit. The contest closes on Nov. 24 and shortly thereafter, the DM and A-CDS will pick and announce a winning design.

Submission Guidelines:

All artwork must be completed on the template found at: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/dnd-mdn/documents/ml-fd/2021/dm-cds-holiday-card-contest-form-2021.pdf

Artwork should be themed around “How our Defence Team members make a difference”. For example, our military performing search and rescue, or our scientists developing new and innovative ways to keep Canada safe.

There should be no text within the picture itself – all text is to be included in the description section of the template.

Artwork will need to be submitted by the Defence Team member and include a description of the artwork (in the artist’s words) and include the name and age of the child.

By providing a submission, you are allowing for the reproduction and use of the artwork for the holiday greeting card and for use on the Defence Team intranet, the Maple Leaf, and on various social media platforms.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 24.

Artwork should be scanned at a high resolution and emailed to Internal_Communications_internes@forces.gc.ca


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