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Wilderness Bondar Challenge Winners

In partnership with Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada (Parks Canada) we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Wilderness Bondar Challenge held at the Sweetgrass Field Station in Wood Buffalo National Park. These images by students from PWK High School, Fort Smith, NWT, may travel with The Foundation’s Travelling Exhibition and Learning Experience.

The most recent winners are highlighted on this page, see left-side navigation bar for previous years.

Congratulations to all participants!

2021 GRADE 7 CATEGORY WINNERS

Images are arranged by GEM card level, to reflect the degree of difficulty in completing one of the four levels of the Bondar Challenge.

A quick link to the winner of a specific level is available by clicking on the GEM card name below:

Emerald Level — entry level or beginner
Ruby Level
Sapphire Level
Diamond Level — most experienced, most difficult

EMERALD

The First Place Emerald Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Superior Mushroom” by Noah Koop.

“Superior Mushroom” by Noah Koop.

The Second Place Emerald Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “The Claw” by Ethan Ek-Champagne.

“The Claw” by Ethan Ek-Champagne.

The Honourable Mention for the Emerald Level of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Little Tree” by Lexin Bird.

“Little Tree” by Lexin Bird.

RUBY

The First Place Ruby Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Water Drops from Heaven” by Asher MacDonald-Schwartzenberger.

“Water Drops from Heaven” by Asher MacDonald-Schwartzenberger.

SAPPHIRE

The First Place Sapphire Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Tropical Wetland” by Jaquan Blythe.

“Tropical Wetland” by Jaquan Blythe.

The Second Place Sapphire Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Brycelyn’s White Flower” by Brycelyn Oudzi.

“Brycelyn’s White Flower” by Brycelyn Oudzi.

The Third Place Sapphire Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Timber” by Blake Hunter.

“Timber” by Blake Hunter.

DIAMOND

The First Place Diamond Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Tree” by Tessa Vermillion.

“Tree” by Tessa Vermillion.

The Second Place Diamond Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Under the Sea” by Sakura Kay-Grenier.

“Under the Sea” by Sakura Kay-Grenier.

The Third Place Diamond Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Mossy Atmosphere” by Kenna MacDonald-Taylor.

“Mossy Atmosphere” by Kenna MacDonald-Taylor.

The Honourable Mention for the Diamond Level of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Pancake” by Kadence Gillis.

“Pancake” by Kadence Gillis.

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2021 GRADE 8 CATEGORY WINNERS

Images are arranged by GEM card level, to reflect the degree of difficulty in completing one of the four levels of the Bondar Challenge.

A quick link to the winner of a specific level is available by clicking on the GEM card name below:

Emerald Level — entry level or beginner
Ruby Level
Sapphire Level
Diamond Level — most experienced, most difficult

EMERALD

The Honourable Mention for the Emerald Level of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Fairy Forest” by Kendra Bourque.

“Fairy Forest” by Kendra Bourque.

RUBY

The First Place Ruby Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Pretty Purple Flowers” by Cyi Cummings.

“Pretty Purple Flowers” by Cyi Cummings.

The Honourable Mention for the Ruby Level of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Arthropod Rock” by Aidan Gibson.

“Arthropod Rock” by Aidan Gibson.

SAPPHIRE

The First Place Sapphire Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “The Broken Tree of Life” by T’anchay Paulette.

“The Broken Tree of Life” by T’anchay Paulette.

The Second Place Sapphire Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “River” by Keane Jones.

 “River” by Keane Jones.

DIAMOND

The First Place Diamond Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Awesome Flower Pic” by Brody Chepelsky-Tetso.

“Awesome Flower Pic” by Brody Chepelsky-Tetso.

The Second Place Diamond Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Crimson Death” by Amy Paziuk.

“Crimson Death” by Amy Paziuk.

The Third Place Diamond Level Winner of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Floral Greatness” by Leland Daniels.

“Floral Greatness” by Leland Daniels.

The Honourable Mention for the Diamond Level of the Wilderness Bondar Challenge is “Batman” by Brayden Benwell.

“Batman” by Brayden Benwell.

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