Northwestel always looks forward to collaborating with northern artists on the Northwestel Directory Cover Art Competition. They are accepting submissions until October 25, 2021 at 9am PT for the following telephone directory covers:

  • Nunavut
  • Northwest Territories
  • Yukon/Northern BC

A prize award of $5,000 will be awarded to each of the three selected winning entrants. 

Northwestel Phone Book Poster


  • Entrants must be current residents of Northwestel’s operating area (Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Northern British Columbia and Yukon).
  • Artists whose work has appeared on a Northwestel directory cover in the last four years are not eligible to enter.
  • The artwork cannot already have been previously published, reproduced in any format or exhibited.
  • The artist should not have future plans to sell, publish, reproduce or exhibit the artwork.
  • A maximum of two pieces may be submitted by each artist.

Works to be considered must be:

  • two-dimensional original
    • hand-rendered artwork (such as acrylic, oil, watercolour, silkscreen, etc.)
    • digital visual art works (such as digital painting, drawing or computer-generated still imagery)
  • three-dimensional works (such as sculptures and carvings).
  • Although photography is considered an art form, they are not seeking this type of artwork at this time for the directory covers.