Many Faces of Markham is an annual initiative in support of the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which takes place every year on March 21.
Many Faces of Markham originally launched in 1999 and to this day, it continues to support the City’s longstanding commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion and social cohesion. We are stronger together.
Every year, the City of Markham Race Relations Committee selects a theme in support of diversity, inclusion and the elimination of racism. The annual initiative typically involves an art contest where Markham youth submit art in support of the year’s theme.
This year’s Many Faces of Markham contest theme is Working Together to Confront Anti-Black Racism. The City of Markham is committed to being a diverse and inclusive city where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging.
Submissions should support the contest theme and can be made in the following formats: writing, video, artwork or spoken word. The contest is open to students who live in Markham, from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Submissions close on April 23, 2021.
This year due to COVID-19, there will not be any in person components to the contest.