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WAC Supports: Canada’s 150th Competition

PrintWestport’s Own Sesquicentennial Competition – Create the Westport Brand!

Canada is turning 150 in 2017 and Westport is planning events all year.  And we want to make this our own, home grown celebration including our own 150th Branding – something that is unique to Westport.

The Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force is holding a competition open to everyone, young and old, groups and individuals, school children, to create a brand that captures the uniqueness of Westport – our traditions, personality, geography, etc – as we celebrate Canada’s 150th.

Your entry must be suitable to be displayed in a variety of medium – i.e. paper, cloth, electronic and must include the Canada sesquicentennial flag somewhere in the design.

The deadline for submission is Friday, October 28 @ 4:00 p.m. and all entries become property of the Village.  Entries can be dropped off at Town Hall or emailed to Niki Bresse – nbresee@villageofwestport.ca.

Judging will occur on November 1 by a panel of judges selected from the Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force.

The Prize? – the Pride of recognition and having your design displayed throughout 2017.

2016 Photo Contest

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Capture the love.

The annual WAC Photo Contest reopens 1 April 2016 for all amateur photographers. We’re looking for photographs that celebrate the magnificence of Westport from local life in the village to untamed moments in nature, from stunning summer sunsets to winter wildlife and everything else in between, just as long as it happens in Westport. Capture the love from 1 April 2015 until 31 December 2016.

Prizes

1st: $100

2nd: $75

Youth: $50

Open to all amateur photographers residing or visiting the Westport area. Limited to 5 entries per person. Entries can be submitted to info@westportartscouncil.com, subject line “photo contest 2015 entry”.

SPRING STREET FESTIVAL SEEKING VENDORS

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The Spring Street Festival returns 15 August 2015! Part of MUSICwestport, the Spring Street Festival has an eclectic mix of artists, crafts and family friendly activities that include rock star dress up, face painting and the popular guitar bean bag toss! Hosted on a closed residential street right in front of the Westport Village Pharmacy Stage during festival hours.

SEEKING VENDORS/ARTISTS

MUSICwestport Festival invites vendors and artists to join the ever-expanding Spring Street Festival. The all day street festival during the MUSICwestport open air music festival is hosted outdoors on a closed residential street, right in front of one of the MUSICwestport stages.

Day stall: $50. Free for WAC members. 
email: info@westportartscouncil.com

2014 Photo Contest Winners!

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WAC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Photo Contest. After careful judging, the entries were slowly narrowed down to three stunning photo entries that not only demonstrate the skillful and creative eyes of our chosen amateur photographers but also the unique and powerful beauty of Westport. The winners, Karen Woodman (first), Deb Greer (second) and Jenny Stevens (third), were announced and presented during the WAC FIDDLE OFF. WAC would like to thank all those who entered and invites everyone to enter the 2015 edition. Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place Karen Woodman 2014

Our happy winner Karen Woodman (right) with WAC representative Robin Jones (left).

2014 Photo Contest Winners

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1st Prize
“Barn in Winter”
Photographer Karen Woodman

Misty Morning on Devil Lake2nd Prize
“Misty Morning on Devil Lake”
Photographer Deb Greer

GREAT SUNSET 0013rd Prize
“Great Sunset”
Photographer Jenny Stevens