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Make Your Mark Contest.jpgMake Your Mark Creative Contest

Make a difference! Show us your talent!

Submit a creative piece of work for the Michael Paul MAKE YOUR MARK Contest and Award.

All submissions will be showcased throughout the Provincial Floor Hockey Venue Sites in Sudbury June 9-11th 2011.

Create a class or individual piece of creative contribution that highlights the meaning of Special Olympics Ontario.
Read more in this package to learn how you can participate.

 


MICHAEL PAUL

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One of Michael's favourite hobbies was drawing cartoons.
His wry sense of humour and his keen sense of irony and
satire were always evident in the hand-drawn slices of
life that he often presented to family and friends. We are
all grateful to be left with a treasure trove of his warm
observations and unique style.

The Michael Paul MAKE YOUR MARK creative contest is open to all talented students in both elementary and high school and in both public and separate school boards


Michael Paul was a longstanding and much beloved member of the Special Olympics Ontario Board of Directors.

A gifted writer, artist and creative director, Michael tirelessly promoted the spirit of the Special Olympics and helped convey its unique and powerful message to the public. As a volunteer, he always took great pleasure in watching as its athletes and organizers demonstrated his central belief of living for the moment.

As the head of countless advertising initiatives, Michael always believed that the message needs to resonate with the public, not the author. That is should be kept clear and simple rather than long and complex. It's these wise words that informed his work and nurtured his exceptional relationship with Special Olympics.

For these reasons, we have set about to honour him with the founding of The Michael Paul MAKE YOUR MARK Contest and Award.

Fittingly, the award will recognize an individual or a class in the areas of writing and/or artistic expression. The recipient(s) will be selected for showing extraordinary aptitude in the promotion of Special Olympics and its inclusive philosophy.

The award will recognize an individual or a class in the areas of writing and/or artistic expression. The recipient(s) will be selected for showing extraordinary aptitude in the promotion of Special Olympics and its inclusive philosophy.

Who can enter?

Open to all talented students in both elementary and high school and in both public and separate school boards and who have a compassion for Special Olympics and a Creative Mindset. In short "everyone". Students can enter more than once if they contribute to a class and individual category. The categories, entry details and prizes are as follows:

The competition is divided into four categories:

  1. Class Participation Category for elementary school students.
  2. Individual Participation Category for elementary school students.
  3. Class Participation Category for high school students.
  4. Individual Participation Category for high school students.

Each Category will have a total of three prizes

  • 1st prize - $100.00 for class supplies or for the individual student/s
  • 2nd prize - $50.00 Pizza Hut/Subway gift voucher
  • 3rd prize - $25.00 Staples Card

How to enter:

  • Indicate your class or individual interest in engaging in the competition by filling out the Michael Paul MAKE YOUR MARK entry form.
  • Available at schools or HERE
  • Submit your MAKE YOUR MARK contribution (design/banner/art) with your complete details and Entry Form to your school administration for pick up by SOO on or before June 1st 2011.

Creative MAKE YOUR MARK Contributions:

 1st prize
$100.00 for class supplies or for the individual student/s

2nd prize
$50.00 Pizza Hut/Subway gift voucher

3rd prize
$25.00 Staples Card


Class Participation Initiatives:
  1. A class banner/collage with artistic flair highlighting the SOO logo, the sports and the athletes of SOO.
  2. A creative piece of art that represents the world of Special Olympics.
  3. A brochure/print/video/media material that will encourage youth athletes and their friends to join Special Olympics Ontario in their community.

Individual student participation:

  1. A poem/song/short story that highlights the meaning of Special Olympics and the impact it has on the Special Olympics Ontario athletes.
  2. A creative piece of art that represents the world of Special Olympics.
  3. A brochure/print/video/media material that will encourage youth athletes and their friends to join Special Olympics Ontario in their community.

How to enter:

  • Indicate your class or individual interest in engaging in the competition by filling out the Michael Paul MAKE YOUR MARK entry form.
    Available at schools or in the downloads section at the bottom of this page.
  • Submit your MAKE YOUR MARK contribution (design/banner/art) with your complete details and Entry Form to your school administration for pick up by SOO on or before June 1st 2011.

The Selection Panel:

The Selection Panel choosing the MAKE YOUR MARK award recipients will consist of five athletes and one volunteer from the local Special Olympics Ontario program.
Notice to Winners:

Winners will be notified through email and phone call, and will be
invited to attend the Prize Presentation at the Honoured Guest
Reception prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the Provincial Floor Hockey Championships. In addition the award winning MAKE YOUR MARK contributions will be showcased at this auspicious event.

All entries and contributions for the contest will be displayed throughout the 2011 Sudbury Provincial Floor Hockey Championships site venues June 10th-12th and will be featured in the Games Newsletter.


Competition Deadline:

ALL MAKE YOUR MARK contribution (design/banner/art) should be handed into your school administration for pick up by SOO by 3pm on June 1st 2011.

Entry AND SUBMISSION Form can be found in teh attachments of this email (below)

QUESTIONS: Christina St-Onge, Tel (705) 675-9171 x. 2635

christina.st.onge@police.sudbury.on.ca

 

Downloads

ENTRY FORM English

ENTRY FORM FRENCH

MAKE YOUR MARK AWARD FLYER ENGLISH

MAKE YOUR MARK AWARD FLYER FRENCH

 


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