Now accepting entries from teachers in the 2nd annual World Teachers’ Day poster contest — Peace: Teach it. Live it.

February 13, 2009

(CTF News Service – Ottawa) Peace education in the classroom is the backdrop to this year’s World Teachers’ Day poster contest organized by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), with financial support from Green Street. CTF President Emily Noble invites teachers throughout the country to take part in this second annual poster contest which focuses on the slogan Peace: Teach it. Live it. Deadline for entries is May 1.

“The winning entry will have his/her concept design realized by a graphic designer for use in posters, electronic media and other materials in support of World Teachers’ Day and Peace Education,” explains Noble. “The winning teacher also receives a trip for two to Montreal to attend a public presentation on peace by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Bell Centre on Oct. 2, 2009 – just days before World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5.”

“This contest is an opportunity for teachers in Canada to artistically express their visions of peace education,” says Noble. “As peaceful role models, teachers play a pivotal role in helping children and youth create a safe world based on justice and human rights. Peace education is also about building a sustainable environment, protecting it from exploitation and war.”

“This year, we’ve decided to level the playing field by inviting teachers to send in their sketches as well as final camera-ready artwork. All entries must be accompanied by a rationale no longer than one page in support of the sketch or artwork,” explains Noble.

Participating teachers must send a HARD COPY of their design sketch or final camera-ready artwork along with name, phone number, e-mail address, and the name of their provincial/ territorial teacher organization to:

2009 World Teachers’ Day Poster Contest
Canadian Teachers’ Federation
2490 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa ON K1H 1E1

More information on Peace education and the contest are provided in this promotional flyer.

October 5 th, World Teachers’ Day, is an annual celebration of the valuable work of teachers in Canada and around the globe. World Teachers’ Day was the brainchild of a former Canadian teacher leader, Norman Goble. First recognized in 1994, World Teachers’ Day now profiles the work of over 55 million teachers around the world.

CTF speaks for nearly 200,000 teachers in Canada as their national voice on education and related social issues. CTF membership includes teacher organizations across Canada. CTF (http://www.ctf-fce.ca) is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International(http://www.ei-ie.org).

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