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In all our work we seek to nurture the core Vikings traits; Imagination, Vision, Collaboration and Fearlessness. In the leaders we headhunt, in our community engagement and education programs, and through our Leif Erikson Awards, we portray these traits and seek to pass them on to future generations in honor of the Norwegian Viking who discovered America. Viking spirit is linked to a belief system open to people of all races, ethnicities, and is essential to master to succeed in the game of life.
In 2021, the executive office of the United States officially declared October 9th as Leif Erikson day. We honor the great explorer who first discovered America through our hometown hero awards which are awarded to modern-day Vikings that showcase the same core Viking traits that allowed Leif Erikson to sail across the ocean and discover America. To find out more about the presidential proclamation, click below.
The Leif Erikson drawing competition was created as an education platform to instill the 4 core viking traits into the youth of today. Our local competitions have a lesson plan in addition to the drawing portion for kids. We are also in the process of developing our original children's book to provide kids across the country a fun, interactive way to develop their viking spirit. All entries must be a representation of what the Viking traits mean to the drawer. Kids can select any of the 4 traits to portray: Imagination, Vision, Collaboration and Fearlessness.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Children in K-5th grade, or of similar age throughout America.
WHAT TO DRAW: The drawing needs to portray what the Viking traits mean in your child's life. For all entries, please include which trait is being portrayed; Imagination, Vision, Collaboration and Fearlessness.
FORMAT OF DRAWING: The size of work submitted needs to be on regular sized paper (8.5.x 11 inches).
DEADLINE: All submissions must be entered by September 9th, 2022 as winners will be announced on Leif Erikson day (October 9th)
WHERE TO SUBMIT: For local competitions submission takes place at event, while online submissions need to be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR LOCAL EVENT: Neighborhood Rescue will provide all materials necessary to conduct a local event as well as our lesson plan, and soon to be children's book! Please contact us at email@example.com if interested in hosting an event.
Drawing competition takes place locally throughout the year. Winners of these local competitions are automatically entered into the national competition. Gift cards are provided for winners of each of the 4 Viking traits.