Canadian students take top spots in international art competition
September 24, 2013 | Suri Epstein - Correspondent
Ori Solomon performed on the violin throughout the annual memorial Yizkor ceremony at Toronto’s Earl Bales Park. In the background are the two top posters in the international poster competition, Keeping the Memory Alive – Journeys through the Holocaust. (Photo: Suri Epsten)
The winner of an international poster competition, Keeping the Memory Alive – Journeys through the Holocaust, was announced Sunday at the Annual Memorial Yizkor Ceremony at Toronto’s Earl Bales Park.
The competition, a joint initiative of the Canadian-chaired International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, the Asper Foundation and Yad Vashem, received almost 500 entries from around the world.
Caitlin McGinn, a student at Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art and Design, was selected as the overall winner and Carling Hind, a fellow Emily Carr student, earned a second-place finish.
Designs by the 16 finalists will be exhibited at more than 90 locations around the world, including the United Nations headquarters in New York, Geneva, Vienna and the European Commission in Brussels.
Tim Uppal, Canada’s minister of state for multiculturalism, announced the winners at the Yizkor ceremony.
“Our government is committed to Holocaust education and remembrance as well as ensuring that Canadians, especially youth and future generations, examine actions of the past to help inform their decisions in the future,” he said.