Visualizing Literacy

The PEI Literacy Alliance will showcase the winning photos of its Visualizing Literacy Photo Contest during Reading Town Canada Week.

Background – Many adult Islanders struggle with low-literacy and do not have the skills needed to participate fully at home, in their community and at their work. Those who struggle with low-literacy feel a lot of shame and try to hide their problem, sometimes even from their family and friends. Low literacy in PEI is an invisible problem—so much so that many people don’t believe us when we tell them that 43% of Island adults don’t have the skills needed to participate fully in our knowledge economy. The PEI Literacy Alliance works to promote a culture of life-long learning in PEI.

Launching the contest – In March, the Alliance will launch its Visualizing Literacy Photo Contest through its website at www.peiliteracy.ca and its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PEILiteracyAlliance. The contest theme will be “Life-long Learning”. Submissions will be open to all Islanders and the winners will be chosen by a panel of judges based on four criteria: Theme, creativity, composition and quality.

Choosing the winners – The judges will choose the best 11 photos, one of which will be the top winner. Ten winners will receive a prize each and the top winner will receive $250. We will announced the winners during the first week of April which is International Adult Learner’s Week.

Showcasing the winners – The Alliance will showcase the winning photos during Reading Town Canada Week.

Photo Contest Poster