Postcards from Home contest seeks card-writers

Royal B.C. Museum, libraries team up for competition

People are encouraged to write postcard messages from home – or wherever – in a contest put on by the Royal B.C. Museum.

As a student, B.C.’s most famous artist, Emily Carr, sent postcards home to Victoria from London and Paris. So, by picking up postcards with Emily Carr paintings on the back from any public library, the museum or the Bay Centre, people can write messages, poems or stories for the contest.

Entries submitted at any of the same locations postcards can be picked up, are judged by the curator of the museum’s the Other Emily exhibition, Kathryn Bridge; poet laureate Linda Rogers and author-librarian Joy Huebert.

“Our community is home to so many creative people. This contest will provide a unique opportunity for everyone to express their thoughts and impressions as inspired by the wonderful Emily Carr,” said Maureen Sawa, CEO of the Greater Victoria Public Library.

Entry forms can also be downloaded from www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca. Prizes include museum memberships, books and gift certificates.

The contest ends July 11.

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