Competition Now Open for Coveted Directory Cover Art
Northern artists are encouraged to search through their portfolios and choose pieces to enter in Northwestel’s annual directory cover art competition. The deadline to submit entries for this year’s competition is October 9th.
“We always look forward to receiving entries for this competition,” said Paul Flaherty, Northwestel President and Chief Executive Officer. “Getting to see the kind of talent that exists across the North is encouraging. It is part of the reason why we’re so committed at Northwestel to supporting the arts each year with this competition.”
Each year, Northwestel invites northern artists to submit their work to a competition which selects three pieces of artwork, one from each of three regions in its operating area (Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon/northern BC/High Level AB). The three winning pieces are featured on the directory cover distributed in the artists’ respective areas of the North for the following year. Each of the three winning artists is awarded $2000.00 and their artwork is added to Northwestel’s corporate art collection.
The application form and a complete description of the competition’s rules and guidelines are available on the In the Community page of Northwestel’s website at www.nwtel.ca, under the heading Directory Cover Art.
Northwestel has featured original works by northern artists on the covers of its telephone directories since 1983. Northern Artists, gives them exposure to the arts scene, provides them with a $2000, cash award.
Northern artists that have been featured on our directory covers in the past include Yukon Artists Tedd Harrison, Chris Caldwell & Jim Robb; NWT Artists Terry Pamplin and Dawn Oman and Nunavut artists Tanya Tagaq Gillis and Pootoogook Qiatsuk.
Northwestel Inc. services the largest operating area of any telecommunications company in the western hemisphere over the most remote and rugged terrain in Canada. It provides a complete range of voice, video and data solutions to residential and business customers in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, northern British Columbia and High Level, Alberta.