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Reusable Bag Design Contest winners announced

Contest winners to be featured on reusable bags distributed to Devon residents

After some serious deliberation by the Arts Association of Devon, six finalists for the Reusable Bag Design Contest were presented to Devon Council at their May 27, 2019 Council Meeting to determine which design would be featured on reusable cloth bags distributed to all Devon residents.

15+ Years Category Winner

Congratulations to Karalene Coleman for her amazing design for the 15 and over category.

Under 15 Years Category Winner

Congratulations to Lillian Dettwiler for her amazing design for the Under 15 category.

15+ Years Category Runner Up

Sima Quddusi


Under 15 Years Category Runner Up

Ayla Gay

Under 15 Years Category Runner Up

Kayden Suyker

Under 15 Years Category Runner Up

Anilea Schieve


“We were so pleased when the Town approached us to engage Devon’s art community to participate in this contest and do our part to share in the vision of a world with less single-use waste,” said Marc Haine, President of the Arts Association of Devon. “Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a design for the contest and once again, congratulations to the winners!”

“Like many of our municipal neighbours, our Council believes that reducing the use of single-use items is a huge step towards becoming a more environmentally conscious community,” said Ray Ralph, Mayor for the Town of Devon. “Right now, we have the opportunity to be environmental leaders in our region to set a good example as we continue to explore ways to reduce Devon’s environmental impact.”

The Town’s next step is to have the winning designs printed onto reusable cloth bags this summer. The bags will then be distributed to all the residences in Devon as part of a single use waste reduction strategy as Town Council continues exploring ways for Devon to reduce its plastic footprint and be a leader in environmental stewardship.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who submitted a design to the Arts Association of Devon for consideration in the contest and to the Arts Association of Devon for their work engaging Devon’s art community to take part in the contest.


For more information contact: 

Andy Tchir
Environment and Sustainability Coordinator
Town of Devon
P: 780-987-8333

Justin Janke
Communications Coordinator
Town of Devon
P: 780-987-8302

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