The Canadian Art Inspiration Student Challenge

Submissions for the 2023 Canadian Art Inspiration Student Challenge are now open.


The Canadian Art Inspiration Student Challenge is a celebration of art from across the country, with Canada’s future artists at its heart. Open to students from Grade 7 through Grade 12, we invite submissions of artworks inspired by or responding to leaders in Canadian art history and major Canadian artworks. For art activity ideas, see our Student Creativity Booklet.

Awards will be announced in June of this year. Finalists’ artworks will be showcased in an online exhibition, 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.


Please consult our 2023 Student Challenge Rules & Regulations, and download the 2023 Submission Form. If you would like to circulate information about the challenge in your school community, download our Information Sheet. Submissions must be sent to no later than April 7, 2023 at 11:59 EDT.


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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