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MAY 14 - SEPT. 30

ROCKIES REPEAT

YOUTH CHALLENGE

THE CHALLENGE

It isn’t just scientists who can help raise awareness about climate change - we need the power of art to reach hearts and minds! Are you a young artist who wants to make a difference but not sure how to start? In partnership with the Canadian Rockies Youth Network and with support from CPAWS, we are proud to launch the Rockies Repeat Youth Climate Challenge.

 

In this challenge, you will travel via Google Earth to some of our Rockies Repeat painting locations. Then, it is your turn to create. Use a medium of your choice (watercolour, ink, charcoal, etc.) to paint a threatened glacial landscape.

 

Winners will have a chance to have their work featured as part of the Rockies Repeat Initiative!

 

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1: Watch our teaser trailer to get a sense of what our project is about and feel the power of the landscape if you have never been there before.

Step 2: Use Google Street View to visit one of our Rockies Repeat painting sites in the Rocky Mountains.

Step 3: Use a medium of your choice to create  your own interpretation of the landscape based on what you see and how it makes you feel.

Step 4: To be entered in the competition, share your completed work on Instagram by Sept. 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m MT using the hashtag #rockiesrepeatyouth and tag @cpaws @RockiesRepeat @Canadian_Rockies_Youth_Network

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THE RESOURCES

Google Streetview Links

 

Virtual Location 1: Athabasca Glacier 

Virtual Location 2: Lake McArthur

Virtual Location 3: Victoria Lake

Virtual Location 4: Bow Glacier

Virtual Location 5: Wilcox Pass

 

BONUS links for reference

 

Historical Reference Photos from Mountain Legacy Project (Columbia Icefield)

 

Historical Reference Archival Footage  from Library and Archives Canada (Bow Glacier)

THE DETAILS

  • To be eligible to enter, you must be  21 years old or under and reside within 400 km of Banff, AB.
     

  • Up to 5 winners will be chosen by the Rockies Repeat artist team based on creativity, spirit, and educational value.
     

  • Art pieces can be of any visual medium including watercolour, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pencil, multimedia, digital art, collage, etc, with the exception of photo/video/multimedia.
     

  • To be entered in the competition, share your completed work on Instagram by Sept. 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m MT using the hashtag #rockiesrepeatyouth and tag @cpaws @RockiesRepeat @Canadian_Rockies_Youth_Network
     

  • The winner(s) will be showcased as part of the Rockies Repeat project in fall 2021 as part of a digital gallery with some great top secret prizing in the works!
     

  • Good luck and happy painting :)

 

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