I Love Barrie contest deadline extended to February 28

(Barrie, ON) The City of Barrie's annualI Love Barrie contest is accepting entries and students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are welcome to express what's special about the city by sharing artwork, a short story, or a photo. The 2022 contest deadline has now been extended to February 28.

Students are invited to submit the following:Kindergarten to Grade 6 students can submit a piece of artwork.Grade 7 and 8 students can submit a short story (up to 300 words).Grade 9 to 12 students can submit a photo (must be high-resolution .jpg file).A class (elementary or secondary school) can submit an entry collaboratively (one work of art, one photo or one short story done by students in a class).

“The I Love Barrie contest is so inspiring and positive, I look forward to it every year," says Ward 10 Councillor Mike McCann. “Share your love of Barrie! I can't wait to see what Barrie students create and share about why they love the city!"

This contest is open to elementary and secondary school-aged children who attend a public or private school in Barrie (English or French), or who are part of a virtual school, or who reside in Barrie and are home schooled.

The three individual student winners will receive:An I Love Barrie prize packWinners' names and work shared on barrie.ca and in The Barrie AdvanceThe opportunity to share their winning piece at a Barrie City Council meeting in March 2022A feature on the City's flags in spring 2022

The winning class will receive:City of Barrie stickers and pens for each student in the classA pizza lunch for all studentsWinning class name/school shared on barrie.ca and in The Barrie AdvanceA feature on the City's flags in spring 2022

Contest entries can be submitted online atbarrie.ca/MyBarrie. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 28.

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Media Contact
Melanie Rumley
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220