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The Anubis Photo Challenge

October 27th, 2009


You might have noticed a visitor on the corner of Dundas Street and McCaul Street who is extremely hard to miss. He is 26 feet tall, weighs 7 tons, his name is Anubis and he’ll be in Toronto on business for the next several months welcoming all visitors to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Canadian exclusive exhibition, King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.

As with all visitors to Toronto, we want to make sure his stay with us is a great one and help him out in any way we can…and we’ve just found out he really needs help.  Before his arrival at the end of September, Anubis was extremely busy with work (guarding the underworld and weighing the hearts of dead royalty to see if the person deserves an eternal existence) and he forgot all about the climate change between Egypt and Toronto. This oversight has unfortunately resulted in his packing some improper wardrobe items. Currently all he has to wear is a golden mini skirt and it’s getting pretty chilly out. Also, when leaving Egypt, he grabbed his golden staff but forgot to bring his travel guide! Silly Anubis.

How can you help? It’s easy!
Anubis needs help deciding what to wear and where to visit during his stay. We need you to show him some fashionable outfits that would look good on him.  And like to the old saying goes….a picture is worth a 1000 words… so here is what we want you to do!

Download full sized images below

Download Instructions: Windows/PC: Right-click on the desired image and select ‘Save Image As…’ or ‘Save Picture As…’
Macintosh: Hold Ctrl while clicking on the desired image and select ‘Save Image As…’ or ‘Save Image to the Desktop’.

We’ve posted photos of Anubis on this page. Simply download one of the photos and save it to your computer. Then, while you’re at work, home, school or a friends place, using your favourite photo editing software and give Anubis some clothes appropriate for his visit…it can be anything you want!

Alternatively or at the same time, we want you to place Anubis in a typical Canadian setting….to give him an idea of where he should visit….maybe the CN Tower, or skiing on a mountain …it’s up to you! 

You can submit your picture three ways:
1) Post it to our FACEBOOK fan page
2) Post it in the AGO Anubis Flickr pool
3) Email it to AGOMOBILE@ago.net
When you submit your photo, please indicate how you’d like to be credited for your work. And remember by submitting you are giving the AGO permission to display your work on www.ago.net and all other promotional/PR vehicles.

Everyone who submits a photo will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to see King Tut!
Good luck and thanks for helping out Anubis.

Some ideas to get you started:

5 Responses to “The Anubis Photo Challenge”

  1. Mollie B. says:

    This is so cool! I have been thinking about entering cause I love photography.

    peace dudes
    mollie 16,

  2. sam lombard says:

    I agree it does look really good. i have just got into photography and am also thinking about entering, but i would really like some feed back on my work, ive been using londonpics4u to post my pictures on now for a few weeks, if i could get some feed back i would really appreciate it, thanks

  3. sam lombard says:

    I agree it does look really good. i have just got into photography and am also thinking about entering, but i would really like some feed back on my work, ive been using londonpics4u to post my pictures on now for a few weeks, if i could get some feed back i would really appreciate it, thanks

  4. Linda says:

    When are the winners of the Anubis Contest to be announced?

  5. Linda says:

    When are the winners of the Anubis Contest to be announced?

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