Directory Cover Art Competition

Art Contest

Northwestel is proud to support a thriving and diverse northern arts community.

For more than 30 years, artwork created by northern artists has been a staple for the covers of Northwestel phone directories.  From stunning northern landscapes to richly coloured cultural designs, Northwestel directory cover art is as varied and diverse as the northern artists who create it.  Each year, three selected cover artists are awarded $3,000 each and have their winning artwork featured on the directory cover for their region. Northwestel directories help northerners in every community to connect with each other.  It’s one way we’re helping to build a stronger North – where everyone can prosper and thrive. 


2019 - 2020 Winners 


  • Directory Art Contest Legal

    No purchase necessary.  Some restrictions apply.  Contest starts at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on September 2, 2019 and closes on October 2, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) PT. Open to legal residents of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Northern British Columbia and Yukon, comprised within the Northwestel operating area ( who are of the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside. Approximate value of each of the three (3) prizes is $3,000.00 CAD. Odds of winning a prize will depend on the total number and caliber of all eligible entries received for each region during the contest period. Complete contest rules and entry available at