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Canada Science and Technology Museum Launches $1000.00 Mural Contest for Youngsters

Written by; Joy Smithers / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Wed Apr 20 2016

  


The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is looking for help from young people for decorating its construction site located on St. Laurent Boulevard while the building undergoes a major renovation.

The museum has launched a mural contest to "celebrate the role of creativity and the arts in science," according to a news press release.

"The mural contest is an invitation to Canadian youth to play an active role in the renewal of the museum," said Alex Benay, president and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, in the news release.

"It is also an example of commitment to inspire creative thinking and cultivate its growth among youth in our community and beyond.", he added.

Canadian students between the ages of 4 and 19 are invited to enter work until May 30. Submissions must answer the question, "How does science inspire you?"

Local graffiti artists will then replicate five winning submissions in a larger mural on the hoarding walls surrounding the museum's construction site.

"When the mural is completed, it will illustrate our vision for the museum as a place where science and art meet," said Benay.

The museum was forced to close its doors in September 2014 after maintenance workers discovered mould in its walls, following years of complaints about leaks in the roof.

The renovations to the museum will tally up to $156 Million (CAD). It is expected to reopen in the fall of 2017.

Ministers attended the contest launch. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly and Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan attended the contest launch at the construction site Wednesday.

Students were also there showing off some early submissions.

"Events like this also help promote a culture where young people and the public are encouraged to engage in all aspects of science, including the art of science," said Duncan in the news release.

Each contest winner will receive a technology themed prize valued at $1,000 (CAD).

  

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