Win a Family Membership to the National Gallery of Canada

Tune into Ottawa Morning July 23-26 on CBC
Have you taken your kids to see Van Gogh: Up Close at the National Gallery of Canada? We need you! We all know that using an audio guide during a visit to an art gallery can help you understand great works of art. The Van Gogh exhibition is no exception, which is why the National Gallery has created a fantastic guide just for kids. It is an awesome way to help your kids learn about Van Gogh and appreciate art which is something we at CBC think is really important. That’s why we’re doing a special promotion to create the “alternative” kids guide to Van Gogh: Up Close, created by kids themselves.

Starting July 23 through July 26, Ottawa Morning (91.5 FM) will be asking kids to record their version of a kid’s audio guide. Need a refresher on the works of art in the exhibition? Over 25 images are available online at the Gallery’s Van Gogh website. Check them out, have your child pick their favourite and call the Ottawa Morning callback line at 613-288-6888 with a two-minute overview, in English, of the chosen piece. The best entry will receive a Family Membership to enjoy the National Gallery of Canada for free for one year.

More info at the CBC website.

Win a Van Gogh trip to Ottawa

Enter this sweepstakes for a chance to win a VIP trip for two to the Van Gogh exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, from 22-25 June 2012. The contest unique prize consists of:

  • 2 KLM Economy Class round trip tickets to Ottawa from any KLM, Air France or Delta Air Lines destination on June 22
  • 3 night stay at The Westin Ottawa hotel
  • A Samsung SH100 WIFI Camera
  • An Avis rental car
  • A private visit to the exhibition Van Gogh: Up Close at the National Gallery of Canada
  • A reproduction of Van Gogh’s painting Iris and other Van Gogh souvenirs
  • 2 Tickets to Van Gogh: Brush With Genius IMAX film at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • A Lady Dive hop-on-hop-off double-decker bus tour
  • A Van Gogh inspired dinner at Le Cordon Bleu Bistro

The sweepstakes closes on 31 May 2012. Click here to learn more and enter. Organized by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and sponsored by Avis, Samsung, the National Gallery of Canada, the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), The Westin Hotel (Ottawa) and Ottawa Tourism.

Ivincentincanada Contest

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canada invites students from across Canada and The Netherlands to take part in the art-making contest Ivincentincanada. It can be a painting, photograph, video, song, a comic strip, 3D animation, computer game, magazine, Vincent-inspired pillowcase, letter or poem, etc.

There are three categories: Sunflowers (ages 6 -9), Irises (ages 10-13) and Wild Roses (ages 14-16). There are great prizes to be won, such as a trip to Ottawa, an arty Dutch Van Gogh bicycle and much more. Deadline for submitting an artwork is 8 May 2012. The contest is organized by the Embassy in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, MKI Travel and Minto Suite Hotel. For details and complete contest rules, visit Ivincentincanada facebook page.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Philadelphia Museum of Art