The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Students could win GoPro camera in Durham Region's 40th anniversary Creative Contest

WHITBY, ON January 7, 2014 – The Regional Municipality of Durham is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and as part of the celebrations, the Region is inviting secondary school students to participate in a creative contest.


The Region invites secondary school students, who live in Durham Region, to submit a short creative work celebrating life in Durham Region. Entries may include an essay, poem or story (maximum 500 words), webpage (maximum three layers), original song, photo composition or video.

Each entry must be an original work about Durham Region. Students can send an electronic copy of their entry (must be less than 10MB if attached to an email) or a link to it, to by 4 p.m. on March 30.


Any Durham Region resident enrolled in a secondary school for the academic year (September 2013 to June 2014), is eligible to enter the contest. Students may enter as individuals or as part of a group.


Durham Region was created on Jan. 1, 1974, under The Regional Municipality of Durham Act, 1973. The 40th anniversary is officially recognized in 2014.


For more information, please visit, and select the 40th anniversary logo found on the rotating banner on the home page.

Prizes for the top three entries include black, silver and white GoPro cameras


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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.