Nunavut Day Photo Contest 2020
Show us how you celebrate Nunavut Day!
On July 9th, use our frame designed by the young Kugluktuk artist Kyra and tag #HelloNunavutContest to enter to win a laptop Microsoft Surface Laptop 3.
Enter your photo with the frame and hashtag by July 9th (EST) at midnight.
Everyone is encouraged to participate, but only Nunavut residents are eligible to win the prize.
Download the Facebook frame here
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Meet the Artist Behind the Nunavut Day Photo Frame
The design of Kugluktuk artist Kyra (13) is featured this Nunavut Day in Northwestel’s #HelloNunavutContest, connecting us across the North in celebration.
This year’s Nunavut Day festivities are different, but just because we can’t be together, doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected.
Northwestel has the pleasure to introduce the amazing photo frame designed by emerging Nunavut artist Kyra.
When Kyra visited the Northwestel booth at the 2019 Kitikmeot Traveling Career Fair she shared with us her rendition of a marketing pamphlet. This marketing piece showcased her home community of Kugluktuk, meaning “place of moving water” in the Inuinnaqtun language. Using inspiration from Inuit tradition and iconic symbols of her community she created the new marketing piece: “Hello Kugluktuk”
The original design from Kugluktuk artist Kyra (13)
Gabby Fuentes Morrill, the Northwestel employee working at the fair was instantly inspired by the young artist’s determination and passion.
“I had been so impressed by Kyra’s initiative, openness and talent. I was hoping we could do something with the drawing for some time, and we found the perfect opportunity for it in our Nunavut Day #HelloNunavutContest!” - Gabby
The Northwestel team worked with Kyra to digitize the artwork into a shareable Facebook frame for Nunavummiut and all Northern people, to show how we celebrate Nunavut Day in our own special way.
The photo frame for this year's #HelloNunavutContest
Kyra is pursuing her dream of becoming an artist by developing her drawing and sewing skills. She is inspired by Nunavut artists such as Angela Hovak Johnston, and especially her mother.
“My mother inspires me.” Says Kyra, “[She] teaches me how to sew and draw.”
When Kyra is not drawing, she loves to camp, hunt, jig and go boating. She remembers last Nunavut Day her family celebrated by going to their camp where her Anaana (mom) prepared seal and Anaanatsiaq (grandma) made fresh bannock.
This Nunavut Day, Kyra is excited to see how many people use her photo frame to share their love and appreciation for Nunavut.
We look forward to seeing Kyra’s talents develop and emerge as she is a shining example to young artists of what can happen when you follow your dreams!
No purchase necessary. Contest starts on July 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET)/10:00 a.m. Central Time (CT)/9:00 a.m. Mountain Time (MT) and closes on July 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET/10:59 p.m. CT/ 9:59 p.m. MT. Open to legal residents of Nunavut, Canada who are thirteen (13) years of age or older. Some restrictions apply. Correct answer to a mathematical skill-testing question required. Approximate retail value of the prize is three thousand dollars $3,000.00 CAD. Odds of winning the prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the contest period. Complete contest rules and information about entry available at www.nwtel.ca/Nunavut-Day.