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Calling defence team youth artists to create 2019 holiday greeting card

The Department of National Defence is inviting the children of Defence Team members to submit their original design for their holiday greeting card. 

Deputy Minister, Jody Thomas and Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance are calling on all children from the Defence team to design the 2019 holiday greeting card. 

Children from both military and civilian members of the Defence Team, ages four to 12 are asked to submit their greeting card design showing how Defence Team members make a difference. 

For example, military personnel performing search and rescue, or scientists developing new and innovative ways to keep Canada safe. More information can be found on the contest submission form here.

The image should not have text within the image. Instead, the text should be included in the description section of the template. 

The forces.ca site notes, “By providing a submission, you are allowing for the reproduction and use of the artwork for the holiday greeting card and for use on the Defence Team intranet, The Maple Leaf, and on various social media platforms.”

Artwork needs to be submitted by a Defence Team member and needs to include a description of the artwork in the artist’s words, along with name and age of the artist. Submissions will be accepted until November 20. 

The artwork should be scanned at the highest resolution Artwork needs to be completed on this template

*2018 contest winner – Isabel Broadbent (Age 11): Military hospital and personnel spreading Christmas joy to children in Ukraine and delivering gifts. They are also helping decorate a Christmas tree.

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Cyndi Mills

Over the last 24 years Cyndi Mills has had the opportunity to move around the country with her husband, Scott and their four children. Having lived in Chilliwack, Edmonton, London and Petawawa. She stumbled into the world of journalism by accident – looking for a career that could give her the flexibility to work from home to be with her children and support her husband's military career. Cyndi is also a military parent as her two oldest children are in the military.

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