The Couchiching Conservancy is holding an art contest in celebration of its 30th anniversary on Nov. 4.
Designs can be made from any medium (hand-drawn, painted, digital, etc.), according to a release. They can be 30th anniversary themed, but this is not mandatory. All ages are welcome.
Entries should be brought to the conservancy office (Grant’s Woods, 1485 Division Rd W, Orillia), or email design to [email protected] with your name, email address and phone number.
The deadline for submissions is Nov. 4.
The top entries, as voted by conservancy staff, will be posted to social accounts for public voting. The winner of this contest will have their design featured on a T-shirt for sale in the online merchandise shop. All entries will receive a Couchiching Conservancy sticker.
"We believe that art and nature share a profound connection," says Couchiching Conservancy Engagement Organizer Madeleine Fournier, "Through this art contest, we hope to showcase the enduring bond between the natural world and human creativity. It's a tribute to our 30 years of conserving these landscapes, which have been an inspiration to so many."
The Couchiching Conservancy has been working thanks to supporters to safeguard our region's biodiversity, from pristine forests and sparkling lakes to diverse wildlife habitats, the release added. Since 1993, it has helped protect over 14,000 acres of wilderness – an area double the size of Orillia. To learn more about The Couchiching Conservancy, visit https://couchichingconserv.ca/.