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Album Cover Art Competition

Young artists (25 years of age and under) living in Waterloo Region were invited to submit a proposal for an original artwork for the cover of the album Songs of Kitchener. Songs of Kitchener is a compilation album of the community compositions created during Mary Abdel-Malek Neil’s 2019 City of Kitchener Artist in Residency. The community compositions (songs) that are a part of this album will be streamed online for public consumption.

Themes explored in the Songs of Kitchener album include group, neighbourhood, and city-wide identity, as well as sense of place and community.

To learn more about Songs of Kitchener, you can find information and a selection of tracks here.


The winner of the Album Cover Art Competition is Hunter Barron.

Hunter is currently a Grade 11 Honour student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute in Kitchener. Born and raised in the Waterloo Region, Hunter has always had a close relationship with her family who support her in her artistic endeavours. As long as she can remember, Hunter’s passion for art has existed.  She enjoys creating original characters for friends, family and teachers as a side business. Upon graduating high school her intent is to attend Sheridan College in Oakville, ON to take Bachelor of Illustration. Her long term goals are to graduate college and work in a graphic studio in the field of concept design.

Songs of Kitchener Album Cover Proposal

Songs of Kitchener, by Hunter Barron