The Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest has launched!

The 2022 edition of the Art Canada Institute's flagship education challenge, the Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest, has launched! Open to students from Grade 7 through Grade 12, the Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest invites submissions of artworks inspired by or responding to leaders in Canadian art history and major Canadian artworks. Applicants are encouraged to interpret this theme as broadly as they wish, and to submit works in any medium.

Applications must be submitted before March 31, 2022 at 11:59PM EDT. 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.

You can explore ACI's booklet of ten great artworks to spark student creativity, as well as full details on how to submit student artworks, by heading over to their website: 

For questions, you can contact Emma Doubt, Editorial and Education Associate: