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Annual Christmas
Card Art Contest

Each year, the Mayor and his office look forward to receiving submissions from creative Barrie residents.

2021 Guidelines, Rules & Conditions

  1. This contest is open to residents of the City of Barrie.
  2. The subject (art) should be suitable for use as a Christmas card and should depict a City of Barrie scene or event.
  3. More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed and signed entry form.
  4. Entry may be a photograph, painting, drawing, etc.
  5. Minimum recommended size of original artwork – 4” x 6”
  6. Maximum recommended size of original artwork – 8” x 10”
  7. The winning entrant must agree to allow:
    a. Their name to appear on the finished Christmas Card.
    b. Their art to become the property of the City. All copyright is transferred to the City of Barrie.
    c. Their name and reproduction of their winning entry to be published in the media.
    d. Their original art to be displayed in the City Hall or other City locations.
    e. The winning entrant is responsible for framing the artwork.
  8. An award of $600.00 will be made to the winning entrant.
  9. All entries to be pre-judged by a panel, which will be appointed by the Mayor. The Mayor’s decision of the winning entry is final.
  10. The winning entrant will be notified by phone and/or email by November 5, 2020.
  11. The winning entrant will be notified by phone and/or email by Friday, November 5, 2021.
  12. All non-winning entries will be held for pick up until April 2022 and will be disposed of once that date has passed.  Please contact the Mayor's Office to confirm pick up time. NOTE: If COVID-19 restrictions are in place, artwork will be held until it may be safely collected.

  13. Official entry forms are available online at and printed copies can be obtained Service Barrie at City Hall. 

  14. Finished art should be submitted in person at Service Barrie or electronically to – must include a completed and signed form.  If submitting in person, please ensure the artwork is in a sealed package format to ensure all documents remain together. Please clearly label the package/title the email subject as “Christmas Card Art Contest Entry – Attention: Mayor's Office."  If submitting electronically, please ensure you receive a personalized confirmation of receipt by the Office as proof of entry.

  15. The City of Barrie will not be held responsible for loss or damage to artwork submitted.


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