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Search on for Sudbury's ugliest schoolyard

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 21, 2014 - 3:19 PM |
The Ugliest Schoolyard Contest has been running since 1998. File photo.

The Ugliest Schoolyard Contest has been running since 1998. File photo.

May 15 deadline for chance to win a green makeover

Again this year, schools in Greater Sudbury have a chance to give their schoolyard an extreme makeover – if it's ugly enough.

The city's regreening advisory panel – VETAC – is running its annual Ugliest Schoolyard Contest, which began in Canada in 1998. The winning school gets a prize package worth thousands of dollars to make its schoolyard greener, healthier and more student-friendly.

The contest is possible thanks to a $50,000 contribution from Sudbury INO, a Glencore Company in the amount of $50,000. The entry deadline is May 15.

Entry forms and details about the regreening work done by past winners can be found at Questions about the contest can be directed to Wayne Hugli at [email protected] or Tina McCaffrey, [email protected]

The Ugliest Schoolyard Contest was initiated by the Canadian Biodiversity Institute and Earth Day Ottawa in 1998. For more information, visit

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