Contest stirs up creative juices

The United Way has launched a promotional poster contest for youth between the ages of 15 and 25.

North Okanagan youth are being encouraged to  get creative while supporting key community services.

The United Way has launched a promotional poster contest for youth between the ages of 15 and 25.

“We not only raise funds and invest funds, but we encourage individuals to participate in issue locally and advocate for change in community conditions that improve all of our lives,” said Linda Yule, executive director.

Youth are asked to design an 8.5-by-11-inch poster following the theme of Change starts here or Give, volunteer, act.

The posters will be displayed on the United Way Facebook page for the community to vote on and choose a winner. The prize is two weekend sports/music passes to the Centre of Gravity in Kelowna from July 25 to 27 (value more than $400).

The closing date for submissions is June 16 and more information on the contest can be found at unitedwaynocs.com/events.

Voting will begin June 17 and the winner will be announced July 11.

The United Way is a non-profit organization that assists social agencies in the North Okanagan, Columbia and Shuswap regions.

“United Way works on a foundation of strong, collaborative partnerships and evidenced-based investing to address root causes,” said Yule.

“The United Way is about more than fundraising. It is about a vision for a community where everyone can live a good quality life. It’s about working together for the common good.”

For more information, e-mail uwnocspostercontest@gmail.com or call 250-549-1349.