I Love Barrie contest invites students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to share their love of the City

(Barrie, ON) The City of Barrie's annualI Love Barrie contest is now open for 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. Now going into its sixth year, the 2022 contest is open for submissions until January 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 p.m. on Friday, January 28. Winners will be announced on February 14, 2022.


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