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Calling all amateur artists for card art competition

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Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) is calling on all amateur artists within Kawartha Lakes to enter its first-ever art competition for their special occasion fundraising cards.

The 2018 special occasion card art competition is open to all non-professional artists who are residents of Kawartha Lakes. Creative individuals of all ages are encouraged to participate and all artwork submitted must be original artwork created by the contestant.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork include paintings of oil, acrylics or watercolours or drawings using coloured pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels or charcoal. Original photographs are also welcome as submissions.

For its special occasion cards, KLFS is seeking artwork that is suitable and can be reproduced for the front cover of the cards – no dark backgrounds, collages, prints, mixed media or computer generated art will be accepted.

As well, the images should be appropriate to the cause and image of the organization. Because four sets of cards will be produced, each submission must consist of four separate images of a consistent theme.

For example, a native bird series theme was previously featured on the KLFS special occasion cards in 2017. These bird images included the Red Pole, Cardinal and Wood Pecker.

The deadline to submit an entry is Jan. 15, 2018. Judging will take place Jan. 19 with the announcement of the winner on Jan 30.

For further information and a copy of the competition rules, please contact Heather Kirby, General Manager, Kawartha Lakes Food Source here.

The results of this art competition will grace the covers of next year’s special occasion card edition. The current native bird series are available for purchase at the Kawartha Lakes Food Source distribution centre at 41 George St.W., Lindsay.

Payment is by donation in the name of the purchaser or the name of the recipient.

Kawartha Lakes Food Source is a not-for-profit centralized distribution centre that supplies food to 10 member agency food banks and 21 local elementary and secondary school breakfast programs.

Up to 2,000 clients are helped monthly through these food banks and annually, over 400,000 breakfasts and snacks are served. KLFS procures food from reclamation, food drives, donations, and purchasing from various sources.

Its mandate includes fundraising, organizing food drives and promoting awareness of hunger and its impact in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Roderick Benns is the publisher of The Lindsay Advocate. He is the author of 'Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World,' and is also Vice Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network. An award-winning author and journalist who grew up in Lindsay, Roderick has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Canada, Senators, and Mayors across Canada. He also wrote and published a series of books for youth about Canada's Prime Ministers as teens.

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