VIU student wins national competition to design Remembrance Day poster – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Emily-Ann Alyward won first place in the Royal Canadian Legion Black and White Poster Contest. (Art by Emily-Ann Alyward)

VIU student wins national competition to design Remembrance Day poster

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A Vancouver Island University student was one of the winners of this year’s Royal Canadian Legion Literary and Poster Competition.

Emily-Ann Alyward, who is originally from Ladysmith and studies art at VIU, won the black and white poster competition and won a trip to Ottawa to participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies where she will be asked to deposit a wreath in the name of the youth of Canada. In addition, his poster will be on display for a year at the Canadian War Museum.

“It still hasn’t really touched me – it’s a great thing, but it just seems a bit there. I didn’t register it much in my mind, ”she said, adding that she was excited about the opportunity.

His pencil poster shows various portraits of soldiers. “I am passionate about being more up front with my art and diversity is a pretty important topic and it needs to be addressed more than it is,” she said.

She created the poster as part of an optional assignment while attending Duncan Christian School.

She took art classes at Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery with her grandfather and took art classes in high school, which led her to study art at university.

The Legion has sponsored the poster and the literary competition for over 50 years.

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