Today’s Poll

Looking for ideas for change

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
July 29th, 2011

The “Ideas for Change” Contest
Deadline for entry: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 5 pm (late entries may be accommodated, space and time permitting)

Do you have a good idea to address climate change that just needs a little money? Or maybe a favourite related non-profit organization that you’d like to promote?

Then check out the “Ideas for Change” contest, being held within the Change exhibit from Sept. 3 to Nov. 20 at Touchstones Nelson.

“Small actions add up,” said curator Rod Taylor, “and sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. From young kids to trained professionals, I think there are many people here that have great ideas to share, so I’m hoping this contest will give them that opportunity.”

Displays can be polished and computer generated, or as simple as handwritten text and drawings taped to the wall. All ages are welcome to enter, although those under 18 require a parent or legal guardian to participate.

Each entry will be given about 1 square meter (3 square feet) of wall space in the gallery to work with. Displays can also include 3d objects or models, but they will need to fit within this space, or on the floor adjacent (if available).

Visitors to the gallery during the exhibit will be given a quarter to contribute to their favourite idea, and the entry in each category (under 18, 18+) that has collected the most money by the end of the contest will be given $200 in addition to what they have collected.  

  • To enter, drop by the gallery and fill out an entry form before Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 5 pm (entries under 18 require a parent or legal guardian to participate).
  • Those entering will install their displays the following week (Tuesday, August 30, 10:30 – 6pm).
  • The Change exhibit will open the evening of Friday, Sept. 2, from 7-9 pm, and run to Nov. 20.

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