The Canadian Art Inspiration Student Challenge

The 2023 Canadian Art Inspiration Student Challenge Online Exhibition will be launching on June 22, 2023.


The Canadian Art Inspiration Student Challenge is an annual celebration of art from across the country, with Canada’s future artists at its heart. Open to students from Grade 7 through Grade 12, each spring we invite submissions of artworks inspired by or responding to leaders in Canadian art history and major Canadian artworks.

See our 2023 Student Creativity Booklet to learn more about the artwork examples and ideas that sparked student creativity this year.


The 2023 Student Challenge is now closed to submissions. Awards will be announced in late June. Finalists’ artworks will be showcased in an online exhibition launching on June 22, and prizes will be awarded in different age groups (Grades 7 to 9; Grades 10 to 12), with $500 for first prizes and $250 for honourable mentions.


For more information about our annual student challenge, please contact Emma Doubt, Head of Education at


See online exhibitions of our 2021 winners and 2022 winners.

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