The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is a once-in-a-generation undertaking. With a focus on honouring the region’s rich history and culture, championing a greener future and providing improvements to the Windsor-Detroit corridor, the new bridge will open new doors to trade, travel and tourism and forever change the landscape of the area.

This project wouldn’t be possible without the workers who don their hard hats every day and build every features of the four project components including the bridge deck over the Detroit River, the buildings and structures at the Canadian and US Ports of Entry and the road work for the Michigan Interchange.

To mark “2000 Days of Construction”, community members of all ages are invited to participate in a hard hat sticker design contest. Participants are being asked to design a hard hat sticker in support of the dedicated people working tirelessly to deliver the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. Just as a passport stamp is proof of places visited, hard hat stickers represent projects and construction sites worked at. This is your chance to show appreciation for the thousands of workers making this legacy project a reality. Let’s decorate those hard hats Gordie Howe style.

We invite you to develop an image that celebrates all things construction and honours the people working across all four project component sites Inspiration can be drawn from a variety of project initiatives such as tower construction to completion, ramp construction on the I-75, the innovative bridge design and the incredible people who work tirelessly to make it all happen. Make sure to visit the Info Centre section of the project website to get some ideas. We have also provided some inspirational ideas below.  

Send us an original drawing or painting honouring the workers of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.  

Three designs will be chosen and turned into hard hat stickers to  be proudly displayed on the hard hats of Gordie Howe International Bridge project construction workers and tradespeople.  

All participants will receive copies of the winning hard hat stickers and the three winners will win a prize. 

How to Enter 

You can use techniques like crayon, pencil-crayon, watercolour, oil, acrylics, scratch-board, pointillism, dry brush, crosshatch, collage or graphic design to create your vision. 

Once completed submit your work along with a signed entry form and waiver to Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority via email, postal mail or at a designated drop-off location. For participants under 18, please have an adult/guardian submit your work and sign the waiver and entry form.

You can also drop off your design and waiver in person at one of our community offices or by mail to our head office.

In-person Drop off: 

Sandwich Community Office: 
3201 Sandwich St. 
Windsor, Ontario 
N9C 1A8 

Southwest Detroit Community Office: 
7744 W Vernor Hwy. 
Detroit, Michigan 
48209

Mail in: 100 Ouellette Ave., Suite 400, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6T3

Upon receipt, your design will be entered into a contest and finalists will be selected from a panelist of judges. 

Who Can Enter

There are three categories for participants. Please indicate, based on your age, which category you fall into: 

  1. Children/Kids (age 6-12) 
  2. Youth (age 13-17) 
  3. Adult (age 18+) 

Only one submission per participant will be allowed. 

Criteria 

All submissions must meet the following criteria: 

  • Must be original artwork 
  • Must fit in a 6.36 cm or 2.5 inch circle (you can use the template provided below or draw your own (note: submissions larger than this may be shrunk down to fit the designated size if selected) 
  • Can be no more than 0.6cm or ¼ inch thick 
  • Electronic submissions must be high-resolution but no more than 10 MB.  

Key Dates 

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm on April 26, 2024.  

Other Tips: 

  • Be creative – your art can be abstract in nature or it can be true to form. This is your opportunity to leave your mark on the project. 
  • While you may use examples of designs, art, photos and renderings created by professionals for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project for inspiration, do not copy the work 
  • Please do not sign the work

Inspiration 

Visit https://www.gordiehoweinternationalbridge.com/en/info-center for more inspirational ideas. You can also check out the project’s gallery page https://www.gordiehoweinternationalbridge.com/en/gallery and our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/@GordieHoweBridge .  

Template 

You can draw your own circle for your art or use the template in the Frequently Asked Questions document below. Remember, the creation needs to fit into a 6.36 cm or 2.5 inch circle.  

Important Information

Participant waiver

Entry form

Frequently asked questions

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