2019 Orange Shirt Program Logo Contest
Help us choose the winning design for the 2019 Orange Shirt Program Logo Contest!

The winning submission becomes the official logo of the Alberta Orange Shirt Program for 2019 and will be prominently featured on t-shirts, program material, in the media and online. The winner is also presented with a framed original of their Art.

Phyllis' Story
What is the Orange Shirt Program?
The Orange Shirt Program is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School commemoration event, held in 2013 in Williams Lake, BC, Canada. It grew out of former student Phyllis Webstad’s account of having her new orange shirt taken away from her on the first day of school. Wearing an orange shirt recognizes the harm done to residential school students and their families, shows a commitment to the principle of reconciliation and the belief that "Every Child Matters"!

The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities introduced the Orange Shirt Program to Alberta in 2016. A logo contest for all schools and youth across Alberta starts in January, providing teachers with the opportunity to discuss Residential Schools and the Orange Shirt story.

A date in September was chosen because it is the time of year when children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation, and hope for generations of children to come.

Completing your selection
From over 800 entries, five finalists have been selected by our community judging panel for you to vote on. The designs below are shared in no particular order.

Please consider the following criteria when choosing your favourite image:

1. Interpretation and clarity of the theme to the viewer. Does the submission express an understanding of Orange Shirt Day?

2. Creativity and originality of the depicted theme. Does the submission present the topic in an interesting way that can help others understand Orange Shirt Day?

3. Quality of artistic composition and overall design.

Orange Shirt Day logo finalists
Please rank the images in order from 1 to 5. (1 being most preferred; 5 being least preferred) *
Design A (blue)
Design B (yellow)
Design C (green)
Design D (purple)
Design E (red)
Please press submit below to record your response.
Thank you for participating!

Orange Shirts are available for purchase now! Pre-order until August 1, 2019 and save 5%. Go to our website for more information and to order:


Join us for our Orange Shirt Program events

Friday, September 27, 2019
Edmonton City Hall
12 - 1 p.m.

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Calgary Central Public Library (800 - 3 Street SE, Calgary)
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

There will be Orange Shirt Program events and activities happening across the province. Keep checking the website to learn more about the campaign, and to stay up-to-date on what is going on in your area.

Thank you to all the partners that have helped to support Safe and Caring’s 2019 Alberta Orange Shirt Program.

For more information on Safe and Caring, visit our website at safeandcaring.ca

Orange Shirt Program Partners
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