Nunavut Day

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 

For full Rules and Regulations click here
For Inuinnaqtun translation click 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

  • Hello Nunavut Contest - Official Rules and Regulations

    1.The Hello Nunavut contest (the “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  (the “Contest Period”). No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

    2.The Contest sponsor is Northwestel Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the “Contest Sponsor”). The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Facebook is completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Contest Sponsor and not Facebook. You may only use your one (1) personal Facebook account (the “Account”) to participate in this Contest. To enter the Contest, you will need to sign up for an Account if you don’t already have one. Signing up for an Account is free. To sign up for an Account, visit and follow the on-screen instructions.

    3.To enter and to be eligible to win, entrant must be a legal resident of Nunavut and be thirteen (13) years of age or older. Employees of the Contest Sponsor, its agents, parent, affiliated or related companies, subsidiaries, divisions, prize sponsors, promotional and advertising agencies or of any other entity involved in the development, production, administration, or fulfilment of the Contest are ineligible to enter. Subject to the age requirement provided above, entrants who are under the age of majority at the date of entry are eligible to enter the Contest and win the Prize provided that the parent or legal guardian of the entrant accepts the Prize and the terms and conditions hereof for and on behalf of such entrant.

    4.TO ENTER the Contest during the Contest Period, simply: visit Northewestel’s webpage located at and follow the Contest page instructions, or go directly to Northwestel’s Facebook Page located at; download the Northwestel Nunavut Day Hello Nunavut frame/filter (the “Photo Frame”) from the Contest post  – which includes a hyperlink to these Rules to signify that you have read and agree to be bound by these Rules; log-in to your Account; and hashtag one (1) unique and original photo (the “Photo”) of “how you are celebrating Nunavut Day” using the Photo Frame with the hashtag #HelloNunavutContest for a chance to win; and you will be provided with one (1) entry into the Prize Draw (the “Entry”). The Photo must comply with the Photo Requirements set out in Section 9 below.  Limit of one (1) entry per individual. If it is discovered that you attempted to enter more than once, all your entries will be void. Each entrant must comply with Facebook’s Terms of Service available at Use of any automated, script, macro, robotic or other program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in this Contest is prohibited and will automatically result in disqualification. All entries and entrants are subject to verification for compliance with these Rules.  In the event of a dispute, entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the Account that submitted the applicable entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an Account by An entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the Authorized Account Holder of the Account that submitted the applicable entry. If you opt to enter this Contest via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available via participating wireless carriers and is not required to enter the Contest), standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply according to the terms and conditions of your services agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Contest. Participation in this Contest by mobile device means that you understand that you may receive additional messages by mobile device relating to this Contest, including notifying you if you are the potential Prize winner (if applicable), which may be subject to charges pursuant to your carrier's rate plan.  Mobile device service may not be available in all areas. Check your phone’s capabilities for specific instructions before entering the Contest via your wireless mobile device.

    5.PRIZE. There is one (1) prize (the “Prize”) available to be won, consisting of one (1) Microsoft 15” Multi-Touch Surface Laptop 3 VFL-00022 with AMD Ryzen 5 3580U, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon Vega 9 & Windows 10 Home – Black. Approximate retail value of the Prize is three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) CAD.

    6.Prize must be accepted as awarded. Prize may not be sold or transferred and is not convertible to cash. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize in whole or in part in the event that all or any components of a Prize are unavailable. The Prize winner is solely responsible for all costs not expressly described herein. Prize winner acknowledges that upon awarding of the Prize, all obligations typically borne by the provider of services or goods become that provider’s responsibility.

    7.PRIZE DRAW. On July 10, 2020 at approximately 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) – i.e. 1:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. CT/11:00 a.m. MT – a random draw for the Prize will take place at Northwestel Inc., Whitehorse, Yukon from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The first entry drawn will be eligible to win the Prize. The odds of winning the Prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.  Northwestel Inc., acting reasonably, will attempt to contact potential Prize winner to notify potential winner that he or she may have won the Prize or, if under the age of majority, his or her parent or legal guardian using the information provided at the time of entry within three (3) business days after the draw.  Each potential Prize winner is solely responsible for monitoring his/her Account for such notification messages.  In the event that a/the potential winner does not respond to the Contest Sponsor’s notification message as outlined in the notification within three (3) business days after the draw, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be drawn at the Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion. Proof of identification must be provided upon request.

    8.In order to be declared the winner, potential winner must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question administered by Northwestel Inc. Before being awarded the Prize, the potential winner, or in the case of a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian, will be required to sign and return within the time stipulated by the Contest Sponsor, a full release and indemnity form stating that, among other things, he/she has read, understood and complied with these Rules, grants all consents required, agrees to be available and to participate in publicity and/or promotions related to the Contest and/or the Contest Sponsor and/or similar matters, authorizes the Contest Sponsor to broadcast, publish, disseminate and otherwise use his/her name, city/town/village and province/territory of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, in connection with any promotion and/or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and/or information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winner, beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize, accepts the Prize as offered and releases the Contest Sponsor from any and all liability of any kind arising out of the potential winner’s participation in this Contest and receipt and use of the Prize. In the event that that the/a potential winner does not comply with all the provisions as contemplated in these Rules, Contest Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify the potential winner, and draw an alternate potential winner, and the Contest Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard. The provisions and procedures referred to above relating to selection and notification of a potential winner, shall be applied, with the necessary amendments, until a qualified winner has been duly selected, but in any event, no later than July 17, 2020.

    9.PHOTO REQUIREMENTS. The Photo must be original and depict “how you are celebrating Nunavut Day”. Photo must be in JPEG/JFIF, JPEG 200, TIFF, PNG, PDF format. The Photo must not include any third party’s proprietary content, including trademarks or copyrighted content. Contest Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant who uses third party proprietary content, at any time. Contest Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit any part of any Entry to blur out trademarks or to remove copyrighted third-party content. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that involves anything illegal, potentially or actually dangerous or harmful or containing any element of physical risk, at any time. Any Entry that involves a third party that does not choose to be part of the Entry may also be disqualified.  Entries must not include any illegal, defamatory or in any way obscene content. Entries cannot be a parody or derogatory.  By entering this Contest, each entrant (i) represents and warrants that his/her Entry is his or her original work and does not infringe on any third party’s copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights; (ii) represents and warrants that he/she has all necessary rights from any third party that appears, or is mentioned, in the Entry, including those from the parent or legal guardian if third party is under the age of majority; (iii) grants the Contest Sponsor an unlimited, royalty-free, irrevocable, right and license to post the Photo, the artwork description and biography on the Contest Sponsor’s online platforms for viewing by the public; (iv) waives all moral rights in any elements forming part of the Entry in favour of the Contest Sponsor; (v) agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor from any claim or liability arising from or related to the Entry and/or his/her participation in this Contest. Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any claims relating to infringement of the right of privacy with respect to any Entry.

    10.By entering this Contest, the entrants and participants automatically agree to accept and abide by these Rules. All decisions of the Contest Sponsor with respect to any aspect of this Contest, including without limitation the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this Contest.

    11.All Entries become property of Contest Sponsor who assumes no responsibility for garbled, lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mail or any computer errors or malfunctions. No correspondence will be entered into except with entrants requesting Rules by mail or requesting the names of the Prize winners (for which a self-addressed, postage paid envelope must be included). Contest Sponsor does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of the Contest Sponsor, in its sole discretion, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond their control, Contest Sponsor reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the Contest including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible Entries. Contest Sponsor reserves its right to modify the Rules without materially affecting the terms and conditions hereof. The Contest Sponsor reserves its right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. Any attempts to deliberately damage the Contest web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made the Contest Sponsor reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law. Contest Sponsor shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest including any damage to an entrant’s computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this Contest or from downloading or submitting any material from the Contest web site, where applicable.

    12.Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. By entering this Contest each entrant consents to the collection, use and distribution of his or her personal information (information that identifies an entrant as an individual, such as home telephone number, age and home address) by the Contest Sponsor for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling this Contest. Contest Sponsor will not sell or transmit this information to third parties except for the purposes of administering this Contest. By entering the Contest, entrants consent to the manner of collection, use and disclosure of personal information as set out in NorthwesTel Inc.'s Privacy Policy, which is available at Any inquiry concerning the personal information held by the Contest Sponsor should be addressed to Northwestel Inc., Bag 2727 Whitehorse YT, Y1A 4Y4.

    13.In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest related materials, including but not limited to the Contest entry form, or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

    14.All intellectual property, including but not limited to trademarks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Contest Sponsor and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.