Creative Kids Design-An-Ad Contest

Attention Grade 5-8 Teachers

This educational initiative represents a unique partnership between area businesses, the advertising department and Newspaper in Education at The Hamilton Spectator.

After engaging in an exploration of The Hamilton Spectator and print advertising, students are offered the opportunity to develop an advertisement for a local business. A winning ad design will be chosen and featured in a special section to be published on February 19, 2020.  A curriculum-based resource package addressing language, visual arts and media literacy expectations (emailed by early January) will be included as will a class set of the Creative Kids special section on February 19, 2020. 

The number of registrants to this program is limited.  In addition, there have been some changes to the 2020 package as noted below:

·         Target grade level is now grades 5-8.

·         30 papers will be delivered to classes on Monday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 15, 2020

·         Teachers will be required to take photos of students (creative designers) at work in their class. Unfortunately, The Spectator is unable to send a photographer to the schools for this component.

Thanks to sponsorship from area businesses, this program is offered FREE of charge to a limited number of teachers in Hamilton and surrounding areas.

Registration starts November 25, 2019 on a first come, first served basis.

Register your class HERE.