The Sahtu Youth Network (SYN) is holding a photo contest to bring youth together to talk about their feelings and how they are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The contest is an opportunity to teach important digital and media literacy skills,” said Sahtu Renewable Resources Board’s Research Coordinator , Jessie Yakeleya.
Yakeleya says the submitted videos and pictures are a way to encourage residents to share their knowledge with others and a way to connect people around the Sahtu region during the pandemic.
“Pictures and videos submitted could include teaching others skills such as stacking wood, setting a snare, drilling a hole in the ice to fish, beading, sewing or collecting spruce gum,” Yakeleya said.
Yakeleya says participants will be separated into two categories. The grand prize winner will receive an IPad to “encourage further digital literacy and learning.”
Yakeleya says submissions should include a minimum 150-word answer to these three questions:
- What does this photo mean to you?
- What do you like about this photo?
- What your experience has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The deadline to enter is midnight on April 24.