Lyn Radford, 2019 Canada Winter Games board chair, says athletes will remember and cherish the medals they earn at the 2019 Games for the rest of their lives. (File photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

2019 Canada Winter Games launches Medal Design Contest

Call out to Canadian artists

The 2019 Canada Winter Games is looking to Canadian artists for help in designing the medals awarded during the largest multi-sport event for youth in the nation.

“Athletes will remember and cherish the medals they earn at the 2019 Games for the rest of their lives,” said Lyn Radford, Board Chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society. “We are excited for the opportunity to work with Canadian artists to create a medal design that represents the significance of the athletes’ incredible accomplishments.”

The 2019 Games is looking for artists to submit a short biography and portfolios online through the website. A selection committee will create a shortlist of two artists based on their biography and portfolios. These artists will collaborate to develop medal concepts and a winner will be chosen by the selection committee.

The winning artist will receive $1,000, an honorary medal set and a 2019 Canada Winter Games prize pack.

The second place artist will receive $500, a framed certificate including their design

Artists will collaborate with Teck Resources, Canada’s largest diversified resource company and the exclusive metals provider of the Canada Games, is providing the metal for gold, silver and bronze medals that will be awarded at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Contest applications and official rules and information can be found at canadagames.ca/2019/medals.

To take part in the Medal Design Contest, applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Applications close on Friday, April 27, 2018, and the medals will be unveiled in February 2019.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Child’s play at Westerner Days

Balloons bring out the child in everyone

‘Do Indians have property rights?’ Former Alberta chief’s land dispute in court

STANDOFF, Alta. — A dispute between two families over land on Canada’s… Continue reading

Missing female found near Sundre

Local rancher finds missing female

Buyers turn to letters to snag homes in Canada’s hot real estate markets

TORONTO — Monica Martins and her husband had been looking for a… Continue reading

WATCH: Gazebo groundbreaking in Waskasoo

Fifty per cent of the $100,000 project is funded by a provincial government grant

Second World War Two-era B-29 Superfortress named ‘Fifi’ lands for first-ever Canadian tour

MONTREAL — A rare Second World War-era bomber named “Fifi” has touched… Continue reading

Magnus Cort Nielsen wins Stage 15 of Tour de France

CARCASSONNE, France — Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark sprinted away from two… Continue reading

Ryan Reynolds teases ‘Deadpool 2’ extended cut at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO — Ryan Reynolds has made a triumphant return to San… Continue reading

‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Shazam!” thrill Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO — Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at… Continue reading

All shell, no shock: Lobster prices strong, season picks up

PORTLAND, Maine — New England’s lobster industry faces big new challenges in… Continue reading

Woman killed in collision near Olds

A woman is dead after a collision west of Olds Saturday afternoon.… Continue reading

Evacuation numbers remain at nearly 1,000 as B.C. wildfires rage on

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — Officials in British Columbia’s Okanagan region hope that fire… Continue reading

Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

BRANSON, Mo. — “Grab the baby!” Those were the last words Tia… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month