Art Challenge

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Art Challenge

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the residents of Windsor and Detroit to watch history being made in their own backyards. The new bridge will change the city’s skyline and we want to see students’ vision of what the bridge could look like.

Students can use their creativity to make original drawings or paintings and send them to Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). All participants will receive a commemorative Art Challenge 2018 button and certificate of participation and be entered in a random draw for a $25 gift card. Four prizes are available.

Prepare your submission to meet the following criteria:

  • Must be original, hand-done artwork
  • Must include the name “Gordie Howe International Bridge” as part of the artwork
  • Must be 8.5”x11” paper (letter-sized paper)
  • Must be of a horizontal aspect (landscape)
  • Can be no more than 0.6cm or ¼” thick
  • Electronic submissions must be high-resolution but no more than 20 MB.

Who Can Participate

Youth between the ages of 6-18 years of age as of January 1, 2018, who reside in the City of Windsor and the County of Essex in Ontario or Wayne, Oakland or Macomb Counties in Michigan.

Only one submission per student will be accepted.


Key Dates:

Submissions will be accepted up to midnight, May 25, 2018.

Other Tips:

  • Do not use photographs, tracings or computer-generated artwork
  • Do not submit copies of other people’s work
  • Please do not add signatures to the work

Learn what the components of a bridge are and what they do.

Cable-stayed bridges are characterized by having an “A” shape and suspension bridges are recognized by their elongated “M” shape. See an example of the cable-stayed design below.

Click on the bridge to learn more about each component



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