The Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest

Submissions for the Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest are now closed.


The Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest is a celebration of art from across the country, with Canada’s future artists at its heart. We are looking forward to sharing and showcasing a selection of talented young participants in an online exhibition this June.

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From January through March 2022, ACI received artwork submissions created by Grades 7 to 12 students from across the country. Artworks will be reviewed and adjudicated over the coming months, and awards will be announced in June 2022. Finalists’ artworks will be showcased in an online exhibition, and prizes will be awarded in different age groups, with $500 for first prizes and $250 for honourable mentions.


While submissions are now closed for this year’s contest, our activity ideas, curricular connections, and education resources are available year-round, in English and French, for free, and can be accessed here.


Have a look at last year’s winners in our 2021 online exhibition.

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