Thursday, 31 May 2012

More Banners (This Time With Children's Art)

A couple of weeks ago, I posted photos of banners showing Canada's provincial flowers that were put up along Ottawa streets to celebrate the Tulip Festival. This week, I noticed that there were more banners - this time, showing art made by children. They were set up along the sidewalk beside Majors Hill Park.

 These banners featured the work of the seven winners (out of over 1000 entries) of the 2012 National Student Banner Contest. The artists designed banners about things they consider important. This one was about healthy farms and healthy food.

I like the simplicity of this one. I wasn't sure what it was about so I read a sign on the base of the pole. 

This is great! The students made up an imaginary plant. The banner designs were from many places and the children were many ages. This design was by some Grade 5 students in Quebec. 

I wasn't sure what this one was about either but I liked the design.

The topic of this banner was "giving". The hands below are holding a bowl with some coins and the hands above are giving love. This design was made by some Grade 7 students in Mississauga, Ontario.  

This is my favourite. I love the red sky above and the black rocks and blue water - but mostly I think the white polar bear sitting on the ice is wonderfully minimalist. Fabulous design. 

As you can see, this is about environmental issues and global warming. It was designed by some Grade 7 students in Manitoba. Bravo to all the designers! It is great to see students making such wonderful art about such important issues.


Ronna said...

Amazing art!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

What fabulous banners and such a great idea. It's also a wonderful way to encourage creativity in our young people.

Jenny said...

It's super that these great young artists are being given a way to showcase their work. So many people will be able to enjoy the banners.

Sarah said...

These are great! I love the vibrant colours.

Grumpy Penguin said...

These are all great, but the polar bear banner is easily my favourite as well!

the cuby poet said...

What a great opportunity for youngsters to showcase their art to a wide and varied audience. Talent exudes from these young people.

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