okay, for those of you who don't know (and that, i'm thinking, is a lot of you), the "canada day poster challenge" is held once a year across canada (http://www.pch.gc.ca/special/canada/affiche-poster/index_e.cfm). a theme is given, and anyone under 19 can submit a poster 15" by 20". i won this in 2003 for the theme "canada's natural beauty"when i was 16, and this year (the theme being "images of canada"), they have recently announced the winner, 14 year-old sophia hou. her poster and my poster, respectively, can be seen below:
hello?! when i first saw it, i was like "RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!".... either way, they do look pretty similar. so i'm going to take some credit for her win :P
i don't know why the poster challenge's publicity seems to suck, but it's such a great contest, and the finalist from each province/territory gets a free trip to ottawa with one parent/guardian for canada day celebrations. when i was there i got to present flowers to adrienne clarkson, and i met jean chretien. it was cool.
on another note, i've been driving around town and going everywhere trying to find all the CARS diecasts.. some bitches at mattel thought it'd be funny to make a set of 16, then make 8 of them impossible to find. arg. i'm missing wingo, king, sarge, lizzie, and the two packs of stanley+red and boost+snot rod.