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Orange Shirt Day Contest

Click here to download our Orange Shirt Day contest poster!

On Monday, September 30, each of our schools and offices will recognise Orange Shirt Day. This year we would like our shirts to feature artwork created by our students.

Contest Guidelines

  • The official Orange Shirt Day theme is “Every Child Matters.” If this is not included in the design, it will be added afterwards.
  • Designs should be in black on white paper.
  • Designs must be original, and free of copyrighted images.
  • Entries must include the student’s full name, school and grade.
  • Submission grants NLPS the right to reproduce, publicly display and distribute as part of our Orange Shirt Day campaign.

To submit an entry, please email your original artwork to by Friday, June 19, 2020.

What is Orange Shirt Day?

Orange Shirt Day is a time to remember the inhumane and prejudicial treatment of First Nations children who were forced to attend Residential Schools.
When Phyllis Webstad was just six years old, she was taken from her home and boarded at St. Joseph's Mission, a residential school just south of Williams Lake, British Columbia. Her experience has led to the national recognition of the orange shirt as a symbol of remembrance.
Held annually in September shortly after students return to school, we use this day to remind ourselves that each and every child matters. We show that as students, staff, and community members, that we are stronger together when we stand against racism and prejudice. We come together in a spirit of reconciliation in order to provide excellent, equitable education for all students so that they may learn and excel in all aspects of life.