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The winner of the Program Cover Art Contest for 2020.....

Shai Wykes - Age 14

The committee selected the artwork to adorn the front cover of the festival program and promotional materials. The committee was impressed by the artist's originality, creativity, use of colour and compliance with the theme.

This year’s cover art was created by Shai Wykes, a Grade 8 student at Vanier Catholic Secondary School. She painted an acrylic untitled piece of the quintessential Yukon cook – shack jam session. Shai wrote of her love of the late fall, playing and singing with friends and family around the campfire as the sun finally starts to set.






2020 Program Cover Art Contest 

Every year a souvenir program is produced featuring an artwork that illustrates the festival’s theme of music and dance in all genres.

Submitting Art:

If you have created artwork of any medium that translates to an 8 1/2 by 11 page with portrait orientation - that you would like to submit for the 2020 Music Festival program and are willing to donate the one-time use of this image, we would love to see it. If we select your artwork, we agree to produce it and provide the following:

  - A prize award of $50 and the framed digital image of your artwork

  - 5 copies of the program on which your image is featured

  - Free exposure of your work

Eligibility: Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 18 and reside in Yukon.

Submission Guidelines:

  - Submit a hard copy of the artwork.

  - There is no limit on number of pieces you can submit.

  - Artwork must be adaptable to a portrait poster proportions.

  - Please provide the following information about yourself:

             name, age, grade, name of school,

             address, telephone number and e-mail (optional).

  - And provide the following information about your art:

             a brief description of the artwork, size,resolution (if a photograph), medium.

Deadline: Submissions must be received no later than January 30th, 2020

Submit your art to:

  - E-mail:

  - By mail to Rotary Music Festival Committee
                     P.O. Box 31171 
                     Whitehorse, YT
                     Y1A 5P7


2017 Program Cover Contest Winner
Congratulations to Mia Terry!
2017 Program Cover Contest Winner
Congratulations to Emily Beatrix Vangel!


2016 Program Cover Contest Winner
Congratulations to Annie Li!
2015 Program Cover Contest Winner
Congratulations to... Ona Toews!

Titled "My Musical Roots"

Program Covers from 2009 to 2014

        2014 Winner
          F. Marion

Additional selected artworks to be used for personalized thank you cards:
   R. Ashthorn       A. Jampolsky               O. Harwood              H. Taylor

Program Covers from 2009 to 2013

          2013 Winner                      2012 Winner                        2011 Winner
        .    E. Muir                             L. Beebe                            T. Beemer

     2010 Winner (front)              2010 Winner (back)                 2009 by a
     N. Lazeo-Fairman                   J. Hassett                  professional art designer