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Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada

Island Students Recognized Through 75th Anniversary Art Contest

Parks Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the PEI National Park 75th Anniversary Art Contest. Students in Grade 4 to 6 from English and French first language schools across Prince Edward Island submitted wonderful artwork for this contest.

There were two categories for artwork submission.

1. Spectacular Prince Edward Island National Park

Artwork in the: “Spectacular Prince Edward Island National Park” category was inspired by the park and its relationship to the artist, including plants, animals, scenery and recreational activities. The individual winners of this category were: 1st place - Julia Bovaird, Spring Park Elementary, 2nd place - Jaylynn Shields, École Pierre Chiasson and 3rd place - Lise Charles, École François Buote. The winning class in this category was Jacques Chaisson’s Grade 5/6 class at École Pierre Chiasson.

"Spectacular Prince Edward Island National Park” - The individual winners of this category were: 1st place - Julia Bovaird, Spring Park Elementary, 2nd place - Jaylynn Shields, École Pierre Chiasson and 3rd place - Lise Charles, École François Buote.

2. Caring for the Park

Artwork submitted in the “Caring for the Park” category conveyed stewardship messages about how we can protect our park, such as not walking in the sand dunes or helping to protect the Piping Plover, an endangered shorebird that nests in the park. Individual winners of this category were: 1st place - Cameron Ralph, Englewood, 2nd place - Shamus Warren, Englewood, and 3rd place - Jennifer Stewart, Englewood. The winning class in this category was Melissa McKinnon and Stephanie Rooney’s Grade 6 class at Englewood. A special mention for the best grade 4 entry goes to Sarah-Jane Parnell, École–la-Belle-Cloche.

"Caring for the Park" - Individual winners of this category were: 1st place - Cameron Ralph, Englewood, 2nd place - Shamus Warren, Englewood, and 3rd place - Jennifer Stewart, Englewood.
"Caring for the Park" - A special mention for the best grade 4 entry goes to Sarah-Jane Parnell, École–la-Belle-Cloche.

Individual winners will receive Parks Canada prizes such as binoculars, park passes and a weekend of camping. The winning classes will receive special art instruction for the entire class from fine artist Maurice Bernard! Artwork will be displayed at events and locations throughout PEI National Park and featured on the PEI National Park website and facebook page.

For more details about PEI National Park, please contact us at (902) 566-7050 or visit us on facebook at: www.facebook.com/PEInationalpark and be sure to “like” us.

In 2012, Prince Edward Island National Park is commemorating 75 years of natural and cultural heritage protection. For all Canadians…for all time.