Earlier this month, all residents of Cochrane and Morley between the ages of 12 and 22 were encouraged to submit designs for the BGC Pride T-shirt contest. All submitted designs were then presented to a panel of local guest judges with one design ultimately chosen to be displayed and sold for Cochrane's upcoming Pride week.

After much deliberation, the winning design is.. 


All artists names and ages were kept anonymous and the winner will be receiving their very own shirt completely free.

Nola Hume, BGC Manager of Youth Programs explains what's next now that they have a winning design.

"The plan is we're taking the design, we're gonna put it on some shirts that the community can purchase. We'll be selling them to youth to children to adults and we just hope everybody's wearing this shirt during Pride week"

"All the money is definitely going to go back to support programming for kids and probably most of it will go to Pride week."

judgesLocal guest judges discussing the entries - Left to right - Samantha Nickerson, Nathan Moore, Eric Ruttle, Chelsea Kemp and Tara McFadden.

Hume says it was important to feature a panel of judges to ultimately chose the winner. "It's really important for young people who identify as LGBTQ+, that they know that the adults in the community support them, the judges all coming out today shows them that in a really big way."

The BGC Pride week T-shirt/tank top will be available soon through BGC Cochrane & Area.

Check out the gallery below to see all the entries that were submitted for the contest.