#100DaysofVimy – March 30th, 2017

Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week! Contest for Thursday, March 30th 2017:

2016 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize recipients lay a wreathe at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing.
Credit: The Vimy Foundation / Hanna Smyth, 2016.
Every day at 8:00 PM since opening in 1927, (except during the German occupation of the Second World War), the Last Post has been sounded from within the Menin Gate’s walls. Credit: Jordan Slump, 2015.

Next week we will be sharing Walter Seymour Allward’s personal vision for what the Vimy Memorial symbolized and his intent for its emotional impact. Is there a war memorial that has left a profound impact on you? Share it with us!

Through sheer size alone, the emotional weight of the Menin Gate is distinct. The memorial is also located on what was perhaps the most recognizable piece of geography to soldiers of the First World War, the impact of which is profound. As the main road heading east out of Ypres, thousands of Allied troops passed through the Menin Gate on their way to fighting in the Ypres Salient – tens of thousands would never return through it again. Credit: Jordan Slump, 2015.












Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, March 30th. Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two entries through Facebook). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday March 31st, 2017! These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. займ без отказа